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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.

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.

James Nash – Four Fathers

James Nash – Four Fathers

James Nash talks about how his contribution to the book Four Fathers helped him to ‘make sense’ of things.

Always Returning – John Siddique

Always Returning – John Siddique

John Siddique on how fiction merged with fact can re-create and allow love to exist where previously he had been told there hadn’t been any.

The Sheer Strangeness of Human Behaviour – Ray French

The Sheer Strangeness of Human Behaviour – Ray French

Ray French on the difficulties in writing about his father and daughter for Four Fathers.

Tom Palmer – Four Fathers

Tom Palmer – Four Fathers

Tom Palmer talks the book Four Fathers and about his work with fathers, sons and football.

M Y Alam Interview – Apocalypse Not Just Now

M Y Alam Interview – Apocalypse Not Just Now

M Y Alam wrote a series of articles for the Route newspaper, which were published in 2000-2001 and have now been anthologized in an e-book Apocalypse Not Just Now. Here he answers some questions about the writing process.

I Don’t Think Modernism is Dead

I Don’t Think Modernism is Dead

Michael Nath refutes the claim that Modernism is dead. ‘This has annoyed the literary reviewers and metropolitan columnists, who’re in the habit of making a fuss of certain big names, and don’t appreciate being told they’ve been cheering cows; but it happens to be true.’

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.

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