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17-02-2022

In the second installment of 'My Genre’s Status', RLF writers consider the challenges and opportunities that come with working in a booming or highly regarded genre, with the effects of technology, the impact of high-profile prizewinners and bestsellers, and the perils of marketing all playing a role.

02-12-2021

Lydia Syson reflects on the particular kinds of truth that fiction can reveal, considers the radical history of her maternal forebears, and puts the case for novel-reading as an essential element of historical research in ‘The Evidence of Fiction’.

20-08-2020

Helena Drysdale explains how a family connection and a difficult recovery from cancer led her to Greece and to considerations of imperialism in travel writing.

Nicola Baldwin notices the absence of playwrights taking up Artistic Director roles in theatres, and explores the potential advantages of a “roll-your-own” theatre company.

As a writer of non-fiction and memoir, Miranda France reflects on what makes certain narratives so necessary to us, and why telling stories will never go out of fashion.
'I read to understand better, to try and know more; I keep what I read because the object conjures the ghost of a person, a place, or time, and the feeling that went with it.'
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