Reading and writingMy mate James Burt, recently returned from India, posted a thought-provoking blog here – The Polysyllabic Spree which does raise a lot of questions. What do we want reading to be? That’s reading, the solitary activity, not reading the berkshire town as written by an inveterate texter, by the way. Well it’s a […]

What a writer needs is … Good question, isn’t it? Love, fame, chocolate, a good kick up the arse, a publication contract …? Virginia Woolf famously said that a female writer needed money and a room of her own. In a provocative article Matt Shoard argues that discomfort in one’s living arrangements is more conducive […]