All items: Devon

Jane Feaver speaks with Julia Copus about her novel An Inventory of Heaven, an exploration of tragedy and darkness that challenges the conventional notion of the pastoral.

Fiona Shaw tells Frances Byrnes of how she felt an affinity with her PhD subject — the poet, Elizabeth Bishop — but never anticipated being a writer herself until severe emotions forced something out of her.

Jane Feaver examines the nostalgic impulse and its relationship with the pastoral, and celebrates their combined generative power in the act of writing.

Katharine McMahon considers the role that location plays in historical fiction, and at what point a writer should go and explore it.