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Editor Interviews: Sean Preston, Open Pen

June 13th 2018

In the first of our new series featuring the editors of literary magazines, David Frankel speaks with Sean Preston, editor of Open Pen Magazine.

Short Story Masterclass with… Alison MacLeod

March 8th 2017

PODCAST: In the third instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, Zoe Gilbert interviews award-winning author Alison MacLeod. In the podcast they discuss fiction and the here and now, ‘what if’ scenarios and holding a short story together…

Short Story Masterclass with… Petina Gappah

November 11th 2016

PODCAST: In the first instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, JAC CATTANEO talks with award-winning author PETINA GAPPAH about method writing, addressing pain through stories, and the voices of a writer…

INTERVIEW with Jane Gardam

September 28th 2016

We are delighted to bring you this exclusive interview with JANE GARDAM, winner of the Charleston-Chichester Award for a Lifetime’s Excellence in Short Fiction, recorded at the Small Wonder Short Story Festival last September…

An Interview with Dorthe Nors

July 29th 2016

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Acclaimed Danish author DORTHE NORS in conversation with Professor Alison MacLeod, at the University of Chichester, 2016.

Short Story Masterclass with… Marina Warner

April 6th 2016

PODCAST: In the final instalment of this series of Short Story Masterclass podcasts, JAC CATTANEO talks with award-winning author Marina Warner about the domestic in fairy tales, rewriting and re-imagining myths, and balancing research with imagination…

Overcoming Bumps, Blocks and Barricades

March 30th 2015

The journey to the end of a story can be littered with plot holes, hold-ups, plans that need constant revision and, worst of all, a complete blockade. Enthusiasm will only get you so far…’ LYNDA NASH shares some valuable strategies to help overcome the dreaded writer’s block.

An Interview with an Elusive Writer

January 21st 2015

In a special follow-up post to his shortlisted feature, Stephen Devereux interviews the elusive author Helen Harris, gaining insight into her writing processes, her choice of narrative perspective, and teaching creative writing…

Exclusive Interview with William Trevor

November 13th 2013

INTERVIEW: We are delighted to bring you this exclusive and rare interview with William Trevor, winner of the inaugural Charleston-Chichester Award.

Adam Marek: Q and A

October 20th 2010

An extended version of Adam’s interview has now been filed under the tab Q&A tab at the top of the page.

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