All items: Shirley Jackson

Ann Morgan retells the grand old myth about becoming a published author, then takes her editorial red pen to all of its inaccuracies.

Nicholas Murray dissects his own reluctance to call himself a writer, after an early career in journalism and despite having subsequently published more than twenty books in a huge variety of genres.

A photograph of a Victorian Gothic villa which I immediately recognised because it's on a hill in my home town of Folkestone — in fact I can see it now from my study window as I sit here writing. This seemed to me to be a sign.