Trish Cooke speaks with Caroline Sanderson about her Dominican heritage, her Yorkshire upbringing, how her parents’ love of stories inspired her as a teller of tales, and how her career kicked off in multiple directions all at once.
I feared these books would be dull, staid and part of the establishment that I was so busy rebelling against; and then I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
One of you once told me you thought I'd been very brave to put so much of myself into the poetry. Consider that the opposite could be true; I have been successful in keeping the real me out.
Linda Hoy reflects on the contribution made by Thoreau to present ideas about the natural world and the value of walking to mental and physical health.
Mark Morris explains why he’s proud to call himself a horror writer, and why the short story is the ‘lifeblood’ of the genre.
When I first heard a poet read, in a chemistry laboratory at Newcastle University, he was Ted Hughes; his gruff Yorkshire voice threw me onto a frosty moor. I could see horses. Hear horizons.
I had to write drama. I was changed forever. The focus you get from knowing young exactly what you want to do in life and being determined to do it is a huge psychological advantage.
As a scriptwriter, Jonny Wright has grown used to collaborating with other writers over the years. Here he talks about the pleasures and pitfalls of doing so.