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Eimear McBride and Discovery


“It doesn’t interest me to know how a book will end, I have to discover that for myself.” In this video from the National Centre for Writing, Eimear McBride, who won the 2014 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, speaks about how character and story and the process of discovery are the keys to her writing process.


A Conversation With Editor Hannah Chukwu


In this National Centre for Writing video, Hannah Chukwu, assistant editor at Penguin Random House’s imprint Hamish Hamilton, speaks about receiving submissions from agents, pitching, and the editing process for the literary fiction and nonfiction authors she has worked with, including Bernardine Evaristo, Arundhati Roy, and Zadie Smith.

Jhumpa Lahiri: In Praise of Echo


“All translation must be regarded first and foremost as a metamorphosis, that is to say a radical, painful, and miraculous transformation,” says Jhumpa Lahiri in her 2021 Sebald Lecture on literary translation and the myth of Echo and Narcissus in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, presented by the British Centre for Literary Translation.

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