A podcast featuring and presented by Royal Literary Fund writers.
Lydia Syson, part 1
Lydia Syson speaks with Catherine O’Flynn about childhood freedom in Botswana, how Critical Theory nearly destroyed her writing career, history as vicarious travel and her obsessive accuracy when it comes to historical and geographical details.
Location And The Writer, part 26
Mary Colson defends the honour of much-derided Milton Keynes, and explains why, for her, it's an inspiring environment.
Martin Day introduces the landscape around Yeovil, and explores how childhood vistas underpin our mental landscapes and writing.
Penny Boxall introduces us to Shandy Hall, the intriguing home of Laurence Sterne on the North York Moors.
Three Little Things with Lucy Jago
Lucy Jago and our host Julia Copus speak about three objects that have a special significance in Lucy's writing life, and Lucy passes on three of her top writing tips, in 'Three Little Things'.
Catherine O’Flynn, part 2
Catherine O'Flynn speaks with Bethan Roberts about the importance of location, the nebulous nature of a writer’s job, and her disastrous experience of renting an office to write in.
Catherine O’Flynn, part 1
Catherine O'Flynn speaks with Bethan Roberts about childhood sleuthing, the difference between writing adult and children’s fiction, and her inner self that never grew up.
Location And The Writer, part 25
Amanda Mitchison visits Coleridge's cottage in Nether Stowey, the place where he wrote some of his greatest poems.
Julia Crouch takes a promenade on Brighton Beach, the inspiration for her first novel and for other famous neighbours.
stimulating talks and interviews with a whole range of British writers