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“The Busy Writer in December” – News and Opportunities

Right. 2020 can flipping well jog on as far as we’re concerned. And it’s nearly done too. But just before we wish it all away, there’s just time for The Word Factory’s distillation of December’s exciting news and opportunities.

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The Word Factory’s very own Sophie Haydock has written a very keenly awaited novel. Here’s Dylan Brethour interviewing Sophie on her writing.

Irenosen Okojie is one of our most exciting writers – we found reading about her inspirations er… inspirational.

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This story has really stuck with us here at Word Factory Towers. In fact, so much so that we’re preparing to interview Joseph O’Neill about it! We’ll share our findings in the new year!

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Jan Carson’s story was the most enjoyable out of the BBC National Short Story shortlist – here it is read aloud by the superb Laura Donnelly.

Andy Miller and John Mitchinson have even more fun than usual, discussing the different translations of this old poem. They also recommend Robert Shearman’s We All Hear Stories in the Dark!



Compiled by  Tom Conaghan.  If there is something you’re doing that Word Factory followers should know about, email him at tom@thewordfactory.tv


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