All items: Rupert Brooke

Selling books is as necessary as writing them but many writers, and I am one of them, have a love-hate relationship with the marketing of their books. This nearly always results from a mismatch.
Poetry is a great thing to give a novelist, I think. Very few of the volumes I own are ones I chose for myself. A treasured collection is by Harry Martinson, sent me by a friend and colleague which I'd otherwise never have come across.

Menna Elfyn finds time in her hectic schedule to share a writing life where the language is rich, the international is celebrated and the political is unavoidable.

Nicholas Murray talks with George Miller about his book on the British poets of the first world war, and his own career as a poet, including his most recent collection of animal poems.

Jill Dawson tells Frances Byrnes about the importance of 'pleasure not punishment' in writing, the inspiring richness of the Fenland environment, and the barn owl who wanted to be in her novel.

Jane Feaver examines the nostalgic impulse and its relationship with the pastoral, and celebrates their combined generative power in the act of writing.

Katharine McMahon considers the role that location plays in historical fiction, and at what point a writer should go and explore it.