Sara Wheeler speaks with Caroline Sanderson about the sources of her inspirations as a travel writer and biographer, why the future of travel writing is bright and why the writer’s job is to find hope and celebrate the individual human spirit’s survival.
Heidi Williamson speaks with John Greening about inspirations including science and traditional print processes, the importance of pattern in writing poems, her need to surprise herself and her new collection drawing on a painful section of public and personal history.
In ‘My Hero', we talk to a number of RLF writers about their personal heroes, and how those heroes have had an impact on their lives and their writing.
Nigel Cliff speaks with James McConnachie about cold war concert pianist Van Cliburn and Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, and considers their roles at turning points in history and meetings of cultures.
Esther Selsdon shares a late summer writing week featuring Stalin memorabilia, matchgirl strikes, sore toes and Soviet cinema.
Lyn Webster Wilde speaks with George Miller about her recent foray into screenwriting and her book, On the Trail of the Warrior Women, which explores the myth of the Amazons.