How to Write a Play: The Workshop

I had a fascinating couple of days this week.  The director of CurvingRoad‘s next production, two actors and I locked ourselves in the Old Red Lion Theatre and workshopped Dig, one of the two plays we will be presenting in June.  As far as I’m concerned,...

A Chat with Chown: Part II

As  promised, here are the rest of Marcus’ fascinating answers to my innocent questions: Is it frustrating writing about something like physics when you know it can all change at any time? I am especially interested in how you deal with the unreliability of...

A Chat with Marcus Chown

I have always been fascinated by science, as those of you who have read Tangled Roots know.  And I love to  think about the interplay between science and language.  And so, when I heard that Marcus Chown, whose book We Need to Talk  About Kelvin I talked about here,...

Sarah Salway's latest: One Week Left to Win Yours!

Now this is a book I have been waiting anxiously for. Sarah Salway is a well known writer of great talent, generosity and humour. Her previous novels, Tell Me Everything and Something Beginning With, have been big sellers, though I came to know her work first via her...