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Nicola Baldwin reflects on her time as Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Greenwich, and how the legacy of Floyer Sydenham – the destitute author whose fate inspired the foundation of the RLF – lives on.
'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.'
16-03-2017

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.

18-08-2016

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.

31-03-2016

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.

17-03-2016

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.

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