Bill Kirton speaks with Doug Johnstone about becoming a teacher and loving it, being surprised by becoming ‘A Writer’ at the same time, creating radio drama and how-to writing guides, and the generally serendipitous progress of his life and career.
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Linda Cracknell speaks with Doug Johnstone about starting to write short stories 'because they were short', the interaction between writing and place, her first novel set in the remote landscape of Caithness and her creative non-fiction work 'Doubling Back'.
Bill Kirton speaks with Doug Johnstone about his love of variety and new experiences, following wherever his interest leads him in his writing, and his long-term collaboration with a writer in Canada he’s never actually met in person.
Tania Hershman explores the cornucopia of libraries offered by the great northern city of Manchester, including private and public collections and modern trimmings including digital pianos and foosball tables.
Rick Stroud takes us to St James’ Square and the quiet sanctuary of the London Library, a private and productive space beloved by writers and readers alike.