Walk the line: Lucy Caldwell on how you actually can teach writing, the Belfast Blitz and reading anything by Anne Enright

The author of These Days, due out later this month, says every book feels like a joyful, unlikely achievement

‘Quite often people, women in particular, distrust the things that come naturally to them’ – author Lucy Caldwell on the art of writing

As a child, I used to hide behind the sofa and pretend to be a radio telling stories. And I used to make books with my sisters. I have two sisters and we’re very close in age and were very close growing up. When I read about the Brontë siblings as a teenager I thought, that's what we were like. We used to live in these imaginary world that we would make books and genealogies ...