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January 23, 2019
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Deirdre Shanahan discusses her debut novel The Caravan of the Lost and the Left Behind

Deirdre Shanahan’s debut novel The Caravan of the Lost and the Left Behind will be published by Bluemoose Books in May, 2019. Deirdre, who graduated from Birkbeck with an MA in Creative Writing in 2011, talks to Aisha Phoenix about parenting challenges among the Irish travellers in her new novel, […]
January 21, 2019
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January Reads

A diverse selection to kick off the new year – there really should be something for everyone. We hope you enjoy them. James  
January 10, 2019

Abi Dare wins 2018 Bath Novel Award

Mari Vindis interviews Abi Dare winner of the Bath Novel Award 2018 and her upcoming novel The Girl With The Louding Voice
December 15, 2018
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Jenn Ashworth’s #100daysofwriting

Sian Hughes interviewed Jenn Ashworth to find out more about the slightly mad idea that is #100daysofwriting and what it means for her the second time around.
December 10, 2018
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December Reads

Dystopian worlds, lightning strikes, bleak visions of the American West and tales from a dysfunctional health system – nothing about this selection could be called ‘seasonal’ but we hope you find something that helps you get through the holidays. James
November 20, 2018
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Sandra Brown-Springer talks about her debut play

Sandra Brown-Springer’s debut play Seb’s Soles was shortlisted for the Nick Darke Award for Playwriting, 2018. Sandra, who studies MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck, talks to Aisha Phoenix about the gentrification in Brixton that inspired the play, disruptive poetry and tokenism in the literary world.
November 14, 2018
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Rebecca Rouillard on winning Mslexia’s Novel Competition

Katie Baldock spoke to Rebecca Rouillard about writing after winning Mslexia’s 2017 Novel Competition.
November 8, 2018
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November Reads

Long winter nights = more reading time (for me, at least). Here are some suggestions from the MIROnline Team on how to spend it. We hope you enjoy them. – James
October 18, 2018
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MIRLive: The Mechanics Institute Review special!

Elinor Johns rounds up MIRLive.
September 26, 2018
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Cannes Film Festival 2018 reviewed by Mari Vindis

Mari Vindis reports on her summer spent at Cannes Film Festival 2018