Sun 29 April 12 noon at Hex (Studio 30), Dartington, Devon, UK I am taking part in a public discussion on the future of education and learning as part of a weekend of events celebrating the lives of Carito and Marina Rodriguez who came to Britain as child refugees during the Spanish Civil War and [& [read more]
Midday in Rye, East Sussex, and it’s started to rain. Late-season tourists are reaching for their waterproofs and heading for indoors, leaving the churchyard that only a few moments ago was packed, a guided tour in full swing. I’ve just noticed the outline of part of a Romanesque doorway, le [read more]
‘What else are you guilty about?’ ‘Most things,’ I say. ‘It doesn’t stop with poetry, you know. Or those unread novels. I think it follows me around sometimes, like disappointment in that Billy Collins poem.’ ‘Are you depressed?’ says t...
Every writer, published or not, takes their first steps into the unknown sometime. Often that moment is lost in the past, a distant memory from school or left to moulder between the covers of an embarrassing teenage diary. As we practise, our prose becomes more polished and those of us using [read more]
As readers, we’re all the type of people to read the book before seeing the film, but we’re also prone to fangirling/fanboying when our favourite titles get adapted onto the big screen. To give you chance to read some of the biggest books being adapted in 2017, here are five releases tha [read more]