16 episodes

Authors' Matters is a podcast by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) where we talk to writers from across the profession about how they earn their living, or at least try to. From copyright to contracts, we’ll also talk about issues that make the writing living easier or more difficult.

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Authors' Matters is a podcast by the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) where we talk to writers from across the profession about how they earn their living, or at least try to. From copyright to contracts, we’ll also talk about issues that make the writing living easier or more difficult.

    Season 2, episode 6: Antony Johnston gets organised

    Season 2, episode 6: Antony Johnston gets organised

    In this episode, Antony Johnston gives us the lowdown on how to organise your writing life! No matter what kind of author you are, Antony's advice could get you focused and meeting every deadline. 

    • 17 min
    Season 2, episode 5: Salena Godden on why pessimism is for lightweights

    Season 2, episode 5: Salena Godden on why pessimism is for lightweights

    Get inspired with this episode of Authors' Matters - poet Salena Godden tells us about her roots in the DIY punk scene of the 1990s, how she learnt to reject the starving poet cliché and shares the secret to her creative productivity. 

    • 16 min
    Season 2, episode 4: writer and doctor Gavin Francis on his two vocations

    Season 2, episode 4: writer and doctor Gavin Francis on his two vocations

    In this episode of Authors' Matters, writer and full-time GP Gavin Francis tells us how he manages to write alongside his busy medical career. Plus we take a deep dive into a writer’s relationship with their physical body – how being active is often the best boost for your brain and how it benefits your creativity to get out from behind your desk.

    • 17 min
    Season 2, episode 3: Helen Blakeman on writing for stage and screen

    Season 2, episode 3: Helen Blakeman on writing for stage and screen

    In episode 3, BAFTA and International Emmy Award-winning writer Helen Blakeman tells us how she got established, why she's drawn to telling the stories of those who aren’t always heard, and she shares some top tips on how to improve your writing skills.

    • 19 min
    Season 2, episode 2: Daniel Hahn talks translation

    Season 2, episode 2: Daniel Hahn talks translation

    In episode 2, writer and editor Daniel Hahn tells us how he got into translating books, how to carve out a career in languages, and how essential translation is in making books accessible to readers. 

    • 16 min
    Season 2, episode 1: Anita Sethi on identity, nature and storytelling

    Season 2, episode 1: Anita Sethi on identity, nature and storytelling

    Authors' Matters is back for its second season! In this first episode, our host Caroline Sanderson talks to award-winning author and journalist Anita Sethi about finding her own voice and claiming her space, in terms of identity and as a writer, in her memoir I Belong Here.

    • 16 min

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