Francis Spufford speaks with Carole Angier about his accidental writing life, the joys of reading and the importance of the senses.
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Marcelle Bernstein speaks with Carole Angier about her novels, her love of research, the connection between fiction and non-fiction writing and her relish for the instinctive.
Rukhsana Ahmad speaks with John Siddique about her peripatetic childhood in Pakistan, how her concern for other people motivates her to keep writing across years and genres, and how she’s avoided the constraints of the ‘post-colonial’.