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Returning to London

Returning to London

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

As she prepares to come over to London for the publication of her debut novel, Life Drawing, at the end of April, Robin Black remembers the first time she visited the city. Photo (c) Paul Arps, flickr.com.

The answers to life's big questions

The answers to life's big questions

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

The Silver Linings Playbook author Matthew Quick on how being thrown in at Hollywood's deep end led him to ask yet more big questions. And the answers? Well, you'll just have to read on.

In the waiting room

In the waiting room

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

The waiting room is not as I imagined it. Not a big square room lined with chairs, whitewashed, faceless. It’s more like a tiny conservatory; large windows instead of an outside wall, a sloping, snug little space clinging onto the side of the house. This isn’t what I expect from a psychiatrist’s office. I’m disappointed before we’ve even begun.

Rebecca Wait, author of The View on the Way Down, on her own experience of going to a psychotherapist as an eighteen-year-old.

How writing a book answered a thirty-year-old question

How writing a book answered a thirty-year-old question

Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Carmen Bugan always wondered what effect her father's one-man protest against Ceaucescu in 1983 had on her fellow Romanians. Two years after her book Burying the Typewriter was published, she found out about the impact he had on one man's life.

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