Lottie Moggach speaks with Catherine O’Flynn about following in the footsteps of a novelist parent, the joys of plot and research, the experience of diving into writing historical fiction, and how to answer when someone asks you what you do.
Catherine O'Flynn speaks with Bethan Roberts about the importance of location, the nebulous nature of a writer’s job, and her disastrous experience of renting an office to write in.
Catherine O'Flynn speaks with Bethan Roberts about childhood sleuthing, the difference between writing adult and children’s fiction, and her inner self that never grew up.
Bethan Roberts speaks with Catherine O’Flynn about the inspiration found in small details from real lives, writing for radio, and the productivity merits of her cafe habit.
Bethan Roberts speaks with Catherine O’Flynn about her family tradition of oral storytelling, becoming a novelist after abandoning literary theory, and accidentally writing a novel about Elvis.
Kathleen Jones revisits the remote hill farm she grew up on in Cumbria, and the landscape that shaped her.
Catherine O'Flynn explores the hidden spaces of Merry Hill, the suburban shopping centre where she used to work.
Doug Johnstone ponders his adopted city of Edinburgh, a literary capital that he was nervous of using as a setting for his novels.