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‘We need to imagine intensely, to identify strongly with the people whom we’re writing about, however uncomfortable or difficult that might be. We need to be insiders. ‘
‘Over three novels I had taken a child’s misremembered and half-forgotten memories and turned them into fiction.’

Jonny Wright considers the sobering parallels between the 1959 play A Raisin In The Sun, featuring a black family in Southside Chicago, and the racial inequality, downward economic mobility and defacto housing segregation of contemporary London.

Kerry Young describes her journey from failing 'O'-level English to becoming a successful novelist, and how her writing is a gift both to her late father and to the diverse cultures that have produced contemporary Jamaica.

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