Women Writing Women: Helen Simpson and Michèle Roberts

‘[The domestic sphere is] not being much written about in a way I wanted to read ... it’s very hard to write well about something that’s pretty wordless and boring a lot of the time – a sort of a sigh and a plod – and not thought of as important.’

To mark the publication of Helen Simpson’s selected stories A Bunch of Fives, the author discussed literature, fiction, women, the short story and much else besides with novelist Michèle Roberts.