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On finding ideas

Moses Mckenzie

Writing with all of Maya Angelou’s literary autobiographies and One Hundred Years of Solitude within arm’s reach

Why I write

Derek Owusu

'Suddenly, I knew what I wanted to say, and who I wanted to speak to. The right words became more distinct, throwing light onto the page, bending sentences like iron bars, breaking rules because we need to.'

My favourite book

Derek Owusu

'I saw The Great Gatsby as someone who could have lived in the same block of flats as me, working-class from Tottenham, who threw penthouse parties and wore shades that reflected money.'