Creative writing

For a creative writing exercise in lockdown, revisit George Perec

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Those who have been on creative writing courses may be familiar with the ‘I remember’ exercise. The two words become…

Postcard from the edge: The Rings of Saturn (Shingle Street — unused photograph), 1994

From haunted to haunter: the afterlife of W.G. Sebald

18 May 2019 9:00 am

East Anglia, the rump of the British Isles, has inspired a disproportionate number of writers: Robert Macfarlane, Daisy Johnson, Mark…

Homage to the Poet Laureate

5 December 2015 9:00 am

These Collected Poems, published halfway through Carol Ann Duffy’s time as poet laureate, make clear that she is a true…