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23-02-2017

Roopa Farooki explores what it’s like to be brown when all your childhood literary heroes are white, and explains why representation matters if we want to draw more children into reading.

Ray French considers his Irish roots and adopted British identity, and how, in writing about the Irish experience in Britain, he inhabits ‘that fascinating space between home and exile.’

31-03-2016

Jill Dawson tells Frances Byrnes about the importance of 'pleasure not punishment' in writing, the inspiring richness of the Fenland environment, and the barn owl who wanted to be in her novel.

24-05-2018

Todd McEwen tells Frances Byrnes about how his early life in Southern California gave him abundance – in literature and landscape – but also taught him scepticism and helped him develop his distinctive writing voice.