Writers Talk Series

One of the most important literary resources currently available on video.

Each video in the series features a writer talking with another writer or critic. In these conversations friends and professionals, who have one thing in common - a love of writing and literature - get to the very heart of their lives and their work. Many of the videos contain questions from a live audience. The writers speak in their own time, with little editing and no censorship.

The videos may be used in a variety of ways. As part of an educational program they will inspire and bring students closer to an international body of writers. They may be used as the basis for creative writing courses. As part of a public library resource they will lead new readers to established and new writers.

The videos are produced by ICA Video at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London. Recent titles have received generous sponsorship by 'The Guardian' newspaper.

Available on request: an illustrated catalog with biographical details and cross referencing index for each of the adjacent subject categories:

Click to view Alphabetical


Click to view African writing

African writing

Click to view American Indian writing

American Indian writing

Click to view Australian writing

Australian writing

Click to view Black women's writing

Black women's writing

Click to view Black writing

Black writing

Click to view Canadian writing

Canadian writing

Click to view Caribbean writing

Caribbean writing

Click to view Cartoons


Click to view Children's books

Children's books

Click to view The cut-up method

The cut-up method

Click to view The detective story

The detective story

Click to view Drama


Click to view Emigration and displacement

Emigration and displacement

Click to view Fairy tales and myths

Fairy tales and myths

Click to view Film-making


Click to view Hebrew writing

Hebrew writing

Click to view History - The historical novel

History - The historical novel

Click to view Humor


Click to view Illustration


Click to view Irony and Satire

Irony and Satire

Click to view Japanese writing

Japanese writing

Click to view Landscape


Click to view Latin American writing

Latin American writing

Click to view Magical realism

Magical realism

Click to view The modern tradition

The modern tradition

Click to view Mothers and children in literature

Mothers and children in literature

Click to view The oral tradition

The oral tradition

Click to view Palestinian writing

Palestinian writing

Click to view Poetry


Click to view Poetry for children

Poetry for children

Click to view Polish writing

Polish writing

Click to view Political responsibilities of the writer

Political responsibilities of the writer

Click to view Post-modernism


Click to view Psychiatry


Click to view Realism


Click to view Religion and belief

Religion and belief

Click to view The role of the writer

The role of the writer

Click to view Science-fiction


Click to view Structuralist and deconstructionist criticism

Structuralist and deconstructionist criticism

Click to view The short story

The short story

Click to view Televisual culture

Televisual culture

Click to view Travel writing

Travel writing

Click to view The war and the anti-war novel

The war and the anti-war novel

Click to view Women's writing

Women's writing

Click to view Writing for television

Writing for television

Click to view Writing about sex

Writing about sex

Click to view Other