Jamila Rizvi: ‘Finding the time and space to write is really, really difficult'
Author, presenter and political commentator Jamila Rizvi on the importance of finding the time to develop a larger piece of work.
'I think the most important thing for a writer is time and space. And that sounds really simple and it sounds like something as a younger, more inexperienced person perhaps you've got a ton of, right, but that's rarely the case. When you're not making a living already from your writing, finding the time and space to write is really, really difficult.'
'And that's why I think this is so important, because we're giving young writers, emerging writers, writers who people might not have taken a chance on otherwise, the all-important time and space to have a go. To experiment, to get it wrong, to cut it back, to start all over again.'