Helena Drysdale speaks with James McConnachie about male vs female travel writing, journeys alone and with others, becoming literally radioactive during cancer treatment and chasing the past in Romania, Greece and New Zealand.
Nick Holdstock speaks with John Siddique about living in and writing about China and the nature of the 'Chinese dream', his unexpected job cataloguing the book collection of the late Doris Lessing, and the inspiration of serendipitous finds in second-hand books.
Susan Barker speaks with Cherise Saywell about the international origins of her novels, the way her characters and storylines emerge organically as she writes and her experiences living in Japan and China.
Nigel Cliff speaks with James McConnachie about the 19th century 'Shakespeare Riots' in New York, what might be driving his choice of subjects, and the differences between the US and UK publishing industries.
John Keay speaks with James McConnachie about relics of Empire and roving Scots, the other writers in his family and the hectic schedule of non-fiction writers with new books to promote.