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07-05-2015

Marcy Kahan shares an exciting writing week with us in this nightly audio diary.

Babs Horton, Neil Hanson, Esther Selsdon, Philip Caveney, Susan Price and David Spencer tell us about why they write, as featured in the Vox section of the RLF’s Showcase.

Robert Louis Stevenson is the patron saint of psychological dualism. David and Alan in Kidnapped are stark opposites with polar sympathies, and polar ideologies. James Wilson has been enthralled by the novel since boyhood – Stevenson showing him how such opposing forces can exist in dramatic tension. By degrees, Stevenson’s example drew him into writing fiction.
30-04-2015

Heather Dyer speaks with Julia Copus about the pitfalls of early career success, and how she overcame creative block through a process of awakening and relinquishment.

12-03-2015

Max Adams explores the role that long-distance walking plays in his work and his life.

Ann Coburn considers the importance of creating a sense of place when writing for children and young adults.

05-03-2015

Miranda France speaks with Carole Angier about her experiences abroad in Buenos Aires and Spain, the role of mordant humour in her work, and her own journey from travel writing to pure fiction.

Timothy Leary considered Herman Hesse to be the ‘master guide’ to the hallucinatory experience; at 19, Paul Sayer, obsessed with Hesse’s novel Steppenwolf, agreed. It sent him on an acid fuelled odyssey to find his inner self that left him boggle-eyed, clinging to the tower of York Minster.
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