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Podcast Maggie Gee, novelist & professor of creative writing

Maggie Gee OBE FRSL, novelist and Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She was born to working-class parents, and climbed into an uneasy place between classes. She won a major open scholarship to […]

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Interview Chip Martin, Starhaven Press

Chip Martin, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? My mother read novels considered important in America of her era. She wanted to be an actress, and one of my earliest […]

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Interview Lucy Tertia George, author

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Interview Kit Caless, Influx Press

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Interview Anthony Gardner, author

Anthony Gardner, how did it feel to grow up between Ireland and England? I was in London until the age of ten, and then in Tipperary with school and university in England. Going backwards and […]

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Interview Chris McCabe, author

Chris McCabe, where were you born, and where did you grow up? Mill Road hospital Liverpool, and then in Liverpool (built on the site of a Victorian workhouse), until moving to London in my early […]

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Interview David Henningham, Henningham Family Press

David Henningham, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? My Mum is a big reader of Crime Fiction. It helped her solve a real life crime while she was working […]

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Interview Elizabeth Briggs, editor & marketing, Saqi Books

Elizabeth Briggs, where were you born, and where did you grow up? Worcester, where I lived until I left for university in the North East of England at seventeen. Determined as ‘Britain’s most average constituency’ […]