To accompany this beautiful short film by Ana Godinho de Matos (Chameleoneye Films) our Literary Correspondent Eileen Battersby reflects on the seductive menace that has always shaped Deborah Levy’s elegant, intelligent and devastatingly realistic vision

Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Ron Rash and Deborah Levy all feel it is important for beginners to try out different forms – poems, novels, short stories, plays – to see what suits them and what excites them

Over the next 12 weeks we’ll be getting the help of successful authors to explain everything would-be writers need to know. This is the first step to your debut novel


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How does a post-Brexit world shape the identity and relationship of these islands

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