Alice Albinia speaks with Ann Morgan about travelling alone through Pakistan, prophetesses who can control the weather, the fact that Westminster used to be an island and female solidarity.
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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'.
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’.
Donny O’Rourke finds himself in the book-blessed town of Ullapool in May, celebrating the bonfires and bluebells of the Celtic Beltane festival.
Chris Arthur reflects on the inspirations of his ‘odd-object’ essays, and considers the popularity of this particular form and the most important aspect of oddness within it.