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.
Bethan Roberts explores the varying ways in which truth has transmuted into fiction in her novels, the different nature of truth in fiction versus truth in historical research, and how far she’s prepared to go when inhabiting characters who are also real people.
Lawrence Sail considers the balance between recognising things and discovering them, as experienced during the creative writing process, particularly in poetry.
Julia Copus shares her diary in ‘My Writing Week’, encompassing a glitzy awards night in the city, the challenge of everyday administrative distractions back at home, and the role of dogs – the ‘heartbeat at my feet’ – in the lives of writers.