John Greening and our host Julia Copus discuss two favourite classic poems by Edward Thomas, ‘The Owl’ and ‘Adlestrop’, in Poetry Break.
Kathryn Maris and our host Julia Copus discuss two favourite classic poems by Thomas Hardy, ‘The Convergence of the Twain’ and ‘The Voice’, in Poetry Break.
Bethan Roberts explores the varying ways in which truth has transmuted into fiction in her novels, the different nature of truth in fiction versus truth in historical research, and how far she’s prepared to go when inhabiting characters who are also real people.
Lawrence Sail considers the balance between recognising things and discovering them, as experienced during the creative writing process, particularly in poetry.
Ian McMillan and our host Julia Copus discuss three classic poems by Robert Frost in another instalment of our special ‘Poetry Break’ series.
Susan Fletcher explores the experience of outsiderhood, both physical and social, and its influence on her writing, and wonders whether readers, too, are increasingly recognising themselves in outsider protagonists.
Lucy Flannery describes how an idle moment on twitter led to her accidentally writing a novel, and how the process of doing so raised old demons about her right to be an author.