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10-08-2023

Juliet Gilkes Romero speaks with Ann Morgan about telling history’s forgotten stories, writing about intersectionality, chasing down inconvenient truths, and the experience of taking up a writing residency at one of the UK’s most revered theatres.

'With Tales From The Caribbean, my writing day was broken up into researching and summarising the stories. Before I could even begin to create my own versions, I had to study the form and get to the heart. '
18-06-2020

Ian Thomson speaks with Gabriel Gbadamosi about the writer’s need for selfishness, the use of not being comfortable in one’s own skin, subverting Englishness with JG Ballard and writing about Jamaica, Primo Levi and Haiti.

04-06-2020

Roopa Farooki describes some highs and lows on her journey to becoming a published author, and shares advice and encouragement for beginning writers from diverse backgrounds.

Trish Cooke discusses how the Caribbean and Yorkshire have influenced her work as a playwright and children’s book writer, and driven her sense of responsibility towards diverse audiences and characters outside the mainstream.

21-05-2020

Michael McMillan speaks with Gabriel Gbadamosi about growing up in Buckinghamshire and London, the ongoing influence of his widely-toured ‘front room’ installation, the role of music in black British culture, and the important culture and politics of the 1970s.

16-04-2020

Trish Cooke speaks with Caroline Sanderson about her children’s picturebooks and the eerie prescience of some of her illustrators, exploring fairytales in books and pantomime, and the real-life tragic roots of a dramatic work for Black Lives Matter.

19-03-2020

Trish Cooke speaks with Caroline Sanderson about her Dominican heritage, her Yorkshire upbringing, how her parents’ love of stories inspired her as a teller of tales, and how her career kicked off in multiple directions all at once.

30-01-2020

Michael McMillan takes us on a tour through his interdisciplinary creative career, spanning visual arts, theatre and other kinds of writing, collaboration and curating, in 'On Reflection'.

Jean Rhys’s 1966 novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, captivated Cherise Saywell when she first read it at the age of twenty, offering insights into the postcolonial world which reflected her own experience as a young Australian writer.
31-08-2017

Kerry Young speaks with Frances Byrnes about how her early life in Jamaica influenced her novels: her father’s gangster life in Kingston and her mother’s Catholicism and ideas of redemption and Kerry’s passionate feelings about being Chinese-Jamaican.

01-12-2016

Monique Roffey speaks with Carole Angier about the Caribbean and biographical roots of her early novels, including the starring role of an ordinary bicycle and unique local patois.

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