Posted on 29th October 2015

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Lavie Tidhar: Two Weeks in Toji

For the second year running, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize writer has taken up residency at Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea. The residency is supported by the British Council. Only a week ago I was at Toji, and now that I’m back home, and back to the hustle and bustle of London and life in…

Posted on 27th October 2015

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News: Bethan Roberts

2015 winner, Bethan Roberts has announced her new drama series, The View from the Windows will be on the BBC Radio 4 programme, Woman’s Hour. The series explores the 20th century through the diaries and correspondence of real people. It’s 1954 and the avant-garde commercial artist Monica Rawlins finds herself alone, in the middle-of-nowhere rural Cardiganshire, breeding geese….

Posted on 13th October 2015

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Lavie Tidhar: Writer in Residence at Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea

For the second year running, a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize winning writer has taken up residency at Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea. The residency is supported by the British Council. After his first week as writer in residence, Lavie Tidhar shares his thoughts: I arrived in Korea at the end of Chuseok, the “festival of the harvest…

Posted on 2nd October 2015

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Opposing Library Closures

Now that Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the Labour Party, I very much hope that included in his government policies-to-oppose tray, is a memo to crank up the protests against the closures of public libraries. Following a short imprisonment in Wormwood Scrubs in 1981, the institution where I managed to educate myself and…