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Ian Clayton Interview

Ian Clayton Interview

Ian Clayton answers questions about Bringing It All Back Home in a public house in the Castleford Potteries, a traditional drinking hole adjacent to a dilapidated old tin hut which was once home to a school where a young Henry Moore began his education.

Reflections on Writing Short Stories

Reflections on Writing Short Stories

A paper by M Y Alam on identity politics within the short story. The paper takes a look at what lies behind the production of short stories, from both a writer’s and an academic standpoint. To support this, he offers an insight to ‘Getting laced’, his first short story, written as homework for English class at school.

The paper was presented at the 11th International Conference on the Short Story in English, Toronto June 2010.

Story Inspiration Author Interviews – Route Book at Bedtime

Story Inspiration Author Interviews – Route Book at Bedtime

The Route Book at Bedtime (Route 22) is designed for adult bedtime reading, a book of 12 stories that aims to capture those moments of deep emotional significance which return to us in our dreams. But what is the story behind the stories? Here 11 of the authors talk about the inspiration behind the work.

Paul Laverty – Looking For Eric

Paul Laverty – Looking For Eric

Paul Laverty talks about his approach to writing Looking For Eric.

The Freewheel

The Freewheel

Warehouse author and Budists front man Clayton Devanny has teamed up with partner Laura Midgley to form The Freewheel. Here they talk a little about their music, songs, what inspires them and their plans for the future.

M Y Alam Talks About Kilo

M Y Alam Talks About Kilo

In the summer of 2002 M Y Alam spoke to Les Back from Goldsmiths College Centre for Urban and Community Research about his new novel Kilo, the ‘riots’ of 2001 and the influence of Bradford on his work.

Dave Pescod Q&A

Dave Pescod Q&A

Dave Pescod answers questions about his book ‘All Embracing And Other Stories’

‘After an hour and nearly a hundred hugs or more everybody was a bit high and nobody wanted to go home. They just stood there grinning, wanting more.’

Mourning Charlie Gillett

Mourning Charlie Gillett

Former Route DJ and music writer Pedro ‘DJ Mestizo’ González mourns the passing of Charlie Gillett, a great populariser of the music of the world across Anglo-Saxon dominated airwaves.

Susan Tranter – Brief Lives

Susan Tranter – Brief Lives

Susan Tranter talks about the inspiration behind the collection Brief Lives and her work as reader-in-residence for the British Council’s Encompass Literature webite.

Bloom Writers

Bloom Writers

All six of the authors featured in the young writers collection Bloom talk about the inspiration for their story and answer a follow-up question. In addition, to get us started, we hear from editor Emily Penn on the inspiration behind the collection and what it represents.

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