Leah Chillery spills the beans on being an actor a writer and a Northerner.
The novelist Umi Sinha delves into her own past to tell a beautiful and brutal story of Anglo Indian conflict during the days of the Raj.
On Nanton’s witness of life in the Caribbean and use of creative writing as a way to capture its grounded reality.
Salena Godden speaking, remotely in lockdown, with her friend, the poet John Siddique.
Vaseem Khan's seven unpublished novels led him to write his prize-winning crime series set in Mumbai, India.
The indefatigable Ghanaian-born publisher, editor and writer, Margaret Busby CBE, was honoured earlier this year with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Busby has been a star in the literary firmament ever since she co-founded the publishing company, Allison and Busby more than fifty years ago. She talks to the director Burt Caesar about breaching colour bars, smashing glass ceilings, championing black writers, and artistic and bohemian life in 1960s Soho. Watch the InSight video below for the full interview.
Anjum Malik talks to Trish Cooke about writing in two languages, her thoughts about the place of translation in poetry and the discipline of being a professional script-writer.
Zena Edwards talks to Trish Cooke about becoming a unique and compelling theatre performance poet, her way of ensuring she takes care of herself throughout this process, as well as her favourite authors and her tips for budding writers.
Colin Grant and Jeffrey Boakye trade anecdotes, hurl insults and agree on the perils of identifying as a black writer.
Angela's Saini's book, Superior, though celebrated by figures such as the evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins, also attracted racist social media trolls, an experience that caused Saini to 'cancel herself'. She talks to Colin Grant about the timeliness of her book during the Covid pandemic, when some people's suspicion of facts has been fuelled by the unethical historical practices of race science and pseudoscience myth-making.
Meena Kandasamy tells Sanjida O'Connell why she uses writing to right wrongs in her novels about feminism, the caste system and untouchability, and male violence.
'Black on Black' - a phrase used by journalists for so-called crimes that black people perpetrate on each other - is lazy and wrong says Kam-Bu, a rapper admired for his lyrics and social engagement. He talks to Colin Grant about reappropriating 'Black on Black' as a term of affection and ode to his grandfather.