‘Through journalism, I gravitated to a sort of literary community. A community is supposed to be wholesome thing, but this one was based in the smoky and raucous pubs of Soho. All around us were well-known writers.’
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‘There aren’t many places where I can’t write. A beach in full sun is no good, nor is a fast-moving car, but trains are fine, parks, waiting rooms, anywhere with a seat.’
Royal Literary Fund writers explore how their writing relates to the people around them, taking in everything from working with community groups to dealing with isolation.