Media and resources

Our Writers’ Inner Voices and Readers’ Inner Voices project has received significant media attention over the years. Here we’ve collated news articles, blog posts, radio broadcasts, podcasts and other multimedia related to our research. We hope you find these resources useful.


Inner Voices: Series of articles by Hearing the Voice’, The Guardian, August 2014 – March 2015.
How do writers find their voices?’, Guardian Books Blog, August 2014.

Researchers investigate what it means to hear voices’, The Guardian, August 2014.

Radio and podcasts:

Inner Voices: How writers create characters’, BBC Writers’ Room, December 2014
How novelists hear their characters’, BBC Radio 4’s Open Book, March 2015 (22:48).
Literary Voices’, Hearing Voices: Suffering, inspiration and the everyday, 2016.


Literary Voices’ – A booklet exploring the way voice and voice-hearing feature in the life and work of many writers, including Virginia Woolf, Charles Dickens, Samuel Beckett, Muriel Spare and more. Produced by Hearing the Voice, 2018.
Arts-Research Collaborations’, Working Knowledge, February 2015
 –  A short reflection on the practicalities of interdisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration by the Edinburgh International Book Festival.  
Creative Voices: Resources for writers‘ – A booklet containing all the information from the ‘Creative Voices’ section of the Writers’ Inner Voices site, including exercises and resources.