Danielle Dutton: Her second novel is a “vibrant rendition of a unique historical figure”. Photograph: Sarah Shatz

With a fondness for fame that would outshine any of today’s X Factor hopefuls, Margaret Lucas Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, took pleasure(...)

Author Lean Cullinan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Léan Cullinan has been writing since childhood and is a graduate of the MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin. Her debut novel is The(...)