All items: migration

Eighty years after its publication, Ray French looks at how a famous novel and its film adaptation have overshadowed notions about Welshness, and how this might at last be changing.

Trish Cooke speaks with Caroline Sanderson about her Dominican heritage, her Yorkshire upbringing, how her parents’ love of stories inspired her as a teller of tales, and how her career kicked off in multiple directions all at once.

My starting point for the Jamestown book was a manuscript list of nearly sixty women sent over to Virginia, which I consulted one freezing December morning in the Pepys Library at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
John Harrison describes his investigations into the earliest human societies, and what he looks for when he is on the trail of these ancient settlements.
As the child of bookshop owners, Simon Rae grew up knowing that running a bookshop might be his destiny. But the revelation that he would rather write books than sell them took him along a different path…

Michael McMillan takes us on a tour through his interdisciplinary creative career, spanning visual arts, theatre and other kinds of writing, collaboration and curating, in 'On Reflection'.

Recently I fell out of love with the written word; so glib, so manipulable and so manipulative. I started resenting the little plastic worlds it makes, its booming authority and its eternal set-in-stone endurance.

Dipo Agboluaje speaks with Gabriel Gbadamosi about Britain and Nigeria, the big dreams of his characters and his knack of combining satire with character development, and the necessity for diverse playwrights to aim for the mainstream.