All items: Amanda Mitchison

Whenever anything awful happened somewhere in the world, I would be sent there: fly out Wednesday; file the copy Friday, update it Saturday; home again Sunday.

In ‘Writing vs Life: A Delicate Matter’, we talk to a number of RLF writers about the challenge of re-using real life material in their work, the impact their writing has on their personal life, and where they draw the line on privacy.

In dangerous parts of the world you were brave to the point of foolhardiness but put you in front of a keyboard and you were a wee fearty mouse; you'd overwork and overhone everything, you'd stay up all night.

Amanda Mitchison speaks with John Siddique about her family’s writing legacy, her eccentric newsroom roles in the Vatican and Cairo, the current plight of career journalists, and her wistful links to Scotland.

Amanda Mitchison shares the ways she’s entwined with Scottish history, and how one of Scotland’s great historical outrages reached through time to shape the course of her novel.

Lucy Moore explores the challenges of choosing a subject, the dangers of identifying too closely, and how she looks for stories that both allure her and also urgently need telling.