Read: The Other SideRachel Edwards

Good news has been in short supply — save the reports of frontline heroism, community kindness and spectacular fundraising efforts — since the planet was struck by this meteorite of contagion, smashing into our world with catastrophic consequences. Our spikey sci-fi nemesis, the coronavirus COVID-19, has taken literally incalculable lives: our death-counting systems cannot keep […]

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Watch: Writers Marathon Reading

The People of the River Rise reading, hosted by Culture Declares, took place during lockdown on 20 May 2020. It was organised by Paul Ewen and hosted by Toby Litt. The writers who took part were Alfie, Chloe Aridjis, Jeff Goodell, Monique Roffey, Susana Medina, Edward Platt, Clare Morrall, Anoucha Grose, Jessica Townsend, Josh Appignanesi, […]

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Listen: Writers Rebel Bookclub with Amitav Ghosh

We were thrilled to get together with Amitav Ghosh to talk about his book The Great Derangement, a seminal work about colonialism, Climate Crisis and much more. It was published in 2015, pre-dating Extinction Rebellion and the Youth Strikes. There follows a discussion with Mothiur Rahman (XR Muslims, Guardianship and Visioning Circles), Ami Amlani (XR […]

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Listen: The Birth of Writers Rebel with Margaret Atwood

The second Writers Rebel podcast made in conjunction with Extinction Rebellion contains a feast of stories and poems from the Writers’ Marathon in Trafalgar Square, London (on the 11th of October, 2019). Oh, and we also have an interview with Booker Prize co-winner, and author of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, Margaret Atwood. We […]

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Listen: Planning A Literary Rebellion with Jonathan Franzen

For our first Writers Rebel Podcast, we talked to the team behind the October Rebellion reading marathon shortly the event – James Miller (Lost Boys and Sunshine State), Monique Roffey (whose novel Archipelago won the OCM Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature), and Chloe Aridjis, (who wrote Book of Clouds, and has been awarded a Guggenheim […]

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