Debjani Chatterjee speaks with Frances Byrnes about her writing work in the community, and her own medical traumas and their impact on her life.
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Laura Hird speaks with Geoff Hattersley about her beginnings as a writer of bleak and gritty short stories, the real reason her first novel was written in four different voices, and how she gave her mother a literary afterlife in ‘Dear Laura’.
Jonathan Tulloch shares the second of his gustatory delights, the heterogeneous cakes of summer, from the societal nuances of home-baked vs. shop-bought to the unfairness of selective corpulence and his granddad’s final Victoria Sandwich.
Susan Fletcher speaks with Caroline Sanderson about the importance of setting to her novels, how her love of the natural world and writing outside helps her bring poetry to her prose, and what really motivates her as a novelist.