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'My growing collection of shanties became a sort of palimpsest, through which I discovered a world of courage and daring, where life was lived from second to second; whose equivalent I had never experienced, except in childbirth.'
23-09-2021

In the second instalment of 'My Hero', we hear from a number of RLF writers about their personal heroes, and how those heroes have had an impact on their lives and their writing.

10-09-2020

Marcy Kahan speaks with Gabriel Gbadamosi about rejecting the overly literary via her inner clown, writing urbane romantic comedies for radio, why fascists hate satire, and her long-running series Lunch.

23-07-2020

Marcy Kahan describes how a sudden, unexpected mid-career dip led her to playwriting manuals, while maintaining a ‘respectful ambivalence’ towards the genre.

Zoë Marriott explains how character is the North Star that steers her journey through each new fantasy novel, shaping every aspect of setting and story.

21-02-2019

Steven Pinker speaks with his old friend and schoolmate, the RLF’s Marcy Kahan, about coming of age in Montreal’s Anglophone Jewish community, the nature of good writing and the 'classic style', and managing a dictionary by democratic processes.

Stanley Donen’s 1967 film Two for the Road enchanted the fourteen year-old Marcy Kahan with its sophisticated humour and daring confrontation of social taboos. But would it seem as good the second time around?
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