All items: Anne Frank

Miranda Miller describes how a troubling encounter in childhood has remained with her, surfacing recently as she reflects on a new direction for her writing.
Researching her study of the artist Gwen John, Alicia Foster was struck by the attic setting of many of John’s paintings. This led her to a wider exploration of the role played by the attic room in art and literature.

Martina Evans speaks with Julia Copus about her work as a hospital radiographer, the influence of dream lives, and why she’s said ‘no’ to fiction.

As a writer of novels set in the past, Katharine McMahon has come to realise that the preoccupations she addresses in her fiction are also those of the present day, and that the distinction between ‘historical’ and ‘contemporary’ fiction may have outlived its usefulness.