Mick Jackson speaks with James McConnachie about the Creative Writing MA that launched his career, the creative role of the conscious and unconscious mind, and the threads uniting his diverse oeuvre.
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Kathleen Jones revisits the remote hill farm she grew up on in Cumbria, and the landscape that shaped her.
Catherine O'Flynn explores the hidden spaces of Merry Hill, the suburban shopping centre where she used to work.
Doug Johnstone ponders his adopted city of Edinburgh, a literary capital that he was nervous of using as a setting for his novels.
Cynan Jones speaks with James McConnachie about writing as a kind of imaginative remembering, the act of taking a novel from ninety to thirty thousand words in a single cut, and why it’s good to have more abandoned books in drawers than published ones on the shelf.
Cynthia Rogerson speaks with James McConnachie about ensuring realism in her novels, disliking positive discrimination, and putting up with having her serious novels packaged in chick-lit covers.