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Everything Now Sheffield Launch

Everything Now Sheffield Launch

Photos from the launch of Everything Now at Waterstones, Sheffield, 20 June 2012.

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.

In the Footsteps of Che

In the Footsteps of Che

When Ann Wright was recently asked to translate a book by Argentine painter Ciro Bustos dealing with some of the events surrounding Che Guevara’s guerrilla movement in Bolivia she persuaded herself that she needed to research the vegetation, terrain, topography in order to describe it better in the book. It was a place she’d long wanted to visit. Here is an account of her trip.

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.

Ann Wright Palestine Journal

Ann Wright Palestine Journal

Ann Wright is in Jerusalem, where she was sent by the Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW) to participate in the World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI). She is writing a journal of what she witnesses and these are posted here.

Paul Laverty – Looking For Eric

Paul Laverty – Looking For Eric

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

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.

Katherine Locke – Dog Days

Katherine Locke – Dog Days

Katherine Locke talks about her approach to making the story collection Dog Days, reading for the Bridport Prize and inspiring children to read for pleasure.

Zdravka Evtimova – East of No East

Zdravka Evtimova – East of No East

Ten Questions Eastwards – Daithidh MacEochaidh talks to Bulgarian writer Zdravka Evtimova about her writing, translation and political change.

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