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Zoë Somerville on folklore and superstition in The Marsh House

When I was at infants school I vividly remember listening to an oral storyteller tell…

G.R. Macallister’s Top 10 Fictional Queens

From C.S. Lewis to Lev Grossman, writers across the years have created memorable female monarchs…

Menna van Praag on writing a portal fantasy novel

I’ve always been a great fan of Neil Gaiman, but I didn’t read Neverwhere until…

Josie Silver on the inspiration behind One Night on the Island

Cleo, the main character in One Night on the Island, is a jaded dating columnist…

David Farr on the books he’d save from tyrants

My novel The Book of Stolen Dreams is set in a world ruled by a…

The Synesthete’s Guide to the Characters in Dark Things I Adore

In my debut thriller Dark Things I Adore, gifted painting student Audra Colfax lures predatory professor…

Emma Curtis on the inspiration behind Invite Me In and why she loves writing domestic noir

Back in 2017 I had a conversation with a friend who has been paraplegic ever…

Ian Green on worldbuilding in fantasy and the journey to publication

When I was wee I used to spend hours clambering the ruins of castles and…

Anna Kent on the inspiration behind psychological thriller The House of Whispers

The House of Whispers is primarily a story about guilt. The idea was sparked by…

Stephanie Burgis on fulfilling her wildest fantasies from childhood when writing The Raven Heir

When I was a little kid, my best friend insisted that she definitely wanted to…

Sarah Langan’s top five fantastic non-fiction books that’ll make you wish you lived on Mars (in the best of ways)

Good Neighbours author Sarah Langan shares five fantastic non-fiction books that will make you wish you lived on Mars…