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'A soundtrack switches on and off, relentlessly searching for words to describe my sensations. This inner monologue accompanies me throughout my daily life, storing up ideas for me to draw on when I'm working on a book.'
'During a science fiction addiction I wrote to Isaac Asimov: "I think you should know that my academic failure is entirely due to the addicting nature of your books. Thank you."'

Roopa Farooki explores what it’s like to be brown when all your childhood literary heroes are white, and explains why representation matters if we want to draw more children into reading.

Ray French considers his Irish roots and adopted British identity, and how, in writing about the Irish experience in Britain, he inhabits ‘that fascinating space between home and exile.’

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