Features


February 20, 2019

MIRLive: Laura Kaye

Elinor Johns rounds up our January MIRLive.
February 20, 2019

Jane Hayward discusses her debut memoir “The Baby Box”

Wendy Lothian met Jane Hayward to discuss her new memoir about her experiences as a teenager in a mother-and-baby home during the sixties. It is published by Matador, an imprint of Troubadour.
February 13, 2019

Liz Bolton remembers life of Diana Athill OBE

Liz Bolton commemorates Diana Athill OBE and revisits Stet, An Editor’s Life, published by Granta Books in 2000 and 2017, in paperback.
February 8, 2019

A Coffee in This Lovely City with Louise Hare

Elaine Mary Stabler interviews Louise Hare to discuss her debut novel “This Lovely City.”
January 23, 2019

Deirdre Shanahan discusses her debut novel

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

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

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

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

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.