All items: Montaigne

Jane Shilling speaks with Robin Blake about how learning to hunt inspired her first memoir, accepting botox in the name of art, writing without an audience in mind and moving to fiction in a new, metrics-driven publishing climate.

Donny O’Rourke finds himself in the book-blessed town of Ullapool in May, celebrating the bonfires and bluebells of the Celtic Beltane festival.

Chris Arthur reflects on the inspirations of his ‘odd-object’ essays, and considers the popularity of this particular form and the most important aspect of oddness within it.

I learned about waypoints, sky countries, meteoro-glyphs, flying by instruments only, and whiteouts; it's not just a book about flying though, there's poetry here, and metaphysics.

Annette Kobak considers the lessons that other artforms might provide to the practising writer, including suggestions from her own experiences as a writer and painter.