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'It's quite normal for me to be having a conversation, or bathing my three year old daughter, only to be hit with an idea. So I've got used to carrying my phone and my notebook with me, and I usually have my computer. '
'The singer-songwriter Matt Johnson and his band The The has probably inspired my work the most; when I was reunited with Johnson's music I was amazed to hear how this inspiration is so prominent in my early work.'

Amanda Dalton considers the ventriloquism of the author, and encounters the deeper writing self that can speak uncomfortable truths ‘from the gut’.

Shahrukh Husain unveils the obstacles faced by the author, however well-established, who is contemplating a mid-career change of genre.

'What starts off as marketing turns into googling yourself, and checking for likes and dislikes of your videos; then you compare the analytics to your previous work... a one minute marketing post on Twitter has turned into a two-hour journey.'

Tim Pears speaks with John Greening about how family history took him from contemporary novels to historical ones, eschewing psychology for a newly filmic style of fiction, seeing his work on television and the benefits of a hands-on early career.

'It was my mother who dragged me to my first writing group. I was 17, and very against the idea; the Royal Court Young Writers' Group, as it was known then, was just off Ladbroke Grove, and we'd meet every week.'

Nicola Baldwin speaks with Amanda Whittington about the distinctive nature of radio drama, how the unique demands of the medium shape her writing, and why radio offers a radical way to tell stories by, for and about women’s lives.

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