Word players

Veteran LA emcee Ice-T tells Ludovic Hunter-Tilney it’s time rappers were given the respect they deserve

The old buccaneers

‘Silver’, Andrew Motion’s sequel to ‘Treasure Island’, captures something of the old magic amid Caribbean waters

Small talk: Stef Penney

When did I know I was going to be a writer? Initially I wanted to be a filmmaker. I wrote my first novel out of desperation because I had no work

Small talk: Ross Raisin

What am I most proud of writing? My latest book, ‘Waterline’. It’s the best thing I’ve done