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.
Roopa Farooki speaks with Jane Draycott about writing of deception within families, the monster hiding in us all, embellishing the story of her father’s ‘astonishing and wayward life’ and the importance of diverse characters in writing for young people.