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Love Notes from a German Building Site by Adrian Duncan
Posted by Adrian Duncan in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

The Weight of a Text In September 2008 I left my job as a structural engineer to enrol in a fine art degree course. I had been working for a...

True to my Own Imagination: Reparation by Gaby Koppel
Posted by Gaby Koppel in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

Of all the hours of advice on creating fiction I’ve sat through , the one sentence that really made me sit up was  ‘Write about what you know’.  But my...

Just Too Much, or Not Enough? Orchid & the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes
Posted by Caoilinn Hughes in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

A few years ago, I started working on a novel. A type of novel that didn’t yet seem to exist. Not zombies in space; not aliens on Tinder; not a...

A Novel about Female Memory: The Glass Door by R.M. Clarke
Posted by R.M. Clarke in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

Since the #MeToo movement uncoiled and private matters have become public – Belfast, Blasey – women have been on trial for their memories. Female experience has always been branded ‘alleged’,...

Biofictioning Belle Bilton by Nuala O’Connor
Posted by Nuala O’Connor in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

An editor once warned me off labelling my writing as historical fiction. ‘It’s a narrow genre,’ he said, ‘and it gives off a certain impression.’ He was talking about a...

The Cutting Room: The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise
Posted by Spencer Wise in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

I showed up in China like most white people—clueless, not speaking the language, utterly out of my element, and trying to convince myself that the hotel employees actually liked me....

He is Mine and I Have No Other by Rebecca O’Connor
Posted by Rebecca O'Connor in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

I was in my late twenties and living in Oxford, working as an assistant editor in the trade department at Oxford University Press, when I started He Is Mine and...

Writing for Love: The Gravity of Love by Noelle Harrison

I am always on the search for a good love story. Not particularly loyal to one genre, I read thrillers, science fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction, anything as long as...

An Added Poignancy: This Tumult by Caroline Preston

I was born into a family with a strong military tradition on both sides. As a child I assumed that everyone had parents who had ‘been in the war.’ Growing...

Writing In White Ink by Elske Rahill
Posted by Elske Rahill in > Interviews > Literary Fiction

When I’m asked about my fiction, I tend to start rabbiting on about the things I am trying to explore, the political implications and so on. But if I stop...