All items: Fiona Shaw

In ‘Writing vs Life: A Delicate Matter’, we talk to a number of RLF writers about the challenge of re-using real life material in their work, the impact their writing has on their personal life, and where they draw the line on privacy.

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.

Emma Darwin retreats to country solitude, where she’s writing a memoir about failing to write a novel about her busy family history.

Charles Boyle and Fiona Shaw tell us about why they write, as featured in the Vox section of the RLF’s Showcase.

The RLF provides an inside look at the diverse and surprising ways in which contemporary writers support themselves beyond their writing lives.