Each week Reaction Weekend brings you Favourite Things – interviews with interesting people about the skills, hobbies, pleasures and pastimes that make them who they are.

Haleh Agar is a novelist, short story writer and essayist. Her short story, Not Contagious, was highly commended by the 2020 Costa Short Story Award. She won the Brighton Prize for a piece of flash fiction, and her narrative essay On Writing Ethnic Stories won The London Magazine’s inaugural essay competition. Her debut novel, Out of Touch, about estrangement and reconnection, is available for purchase here.