This week on the Brit Lit Podcast, I speak to Rosy Edwards and Amy Baker of The Riff Raff, a London-based community of writers which champions the work of debut authors and provides guidance and support for those dreaming of one day being published themselves. We spoke about their memoirs about dating and travel, books they’ve recently loved, and why getting away to write can be a good idea. And they shared some great tips they’ve learned from Riff Raff authors, which will be useful for anyone whose New Year’s Resolution is to finally write that book.

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Books mentioned on the show:

Confessions of a Tinderella, by Rosy Edwards

Miss-adventures: A Tale of Ignoring Life Advice While Backpacking Around South America, by Amy Baker

His Frozen Fingertips, by Charlotte Bowyer

Is Monogamy Dead?: Rethinking relationships in the 21st century, by Rosie Wilby

Rattle, by Fiona Cummins

Dark Pines, by Will Dean

What We Lose, by Zinzi Clemons

Girl in Snow, by Danya Kukafka

Fire Sermon, by Jamie Quatro

Little Deaths, by Emma Flint

Educated, by Tara Westover

The Party, by Elizabeth Day

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman

The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, by Jennifer Ryan

Unconventional, by Maggie Harcourt

Freshers, by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

Now Let’s Dance, by Karine Lambert, translated by Anthea Bell

Piglettes, by Clémentine Beauvais

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