Category: Author interviews

Interview with Robert Dessaix

The author of Corfu talks in depth about his latest novel, the theatre, his literary references, on the “redemption of the ordinary”, the possibility of a national literature, roots, the purpose of literature, the value of classic texts, and more.…

An Interview with Kate Grenville

The author of The Idea of Perfection, talks about the genesis of her new novel, about e-books, teaching, being an Australian writer, her latest project and more. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: Tell me about the genesis of The Idea…

Interview with Peter Carey

Peter Carey talks about The True History of the Kelly Gang, Ned Kelly, his research, his linguistic usage, living in New York City, and more. Photo by : Marion Ettlinger Interview by Magdalena Ball Why Ned Kelly?  There were two…

Interview with Simone Lazaroo

Simone Lazaroo talks to The Compulsive Reader about the making of The Australian Fiance, her unique narrative style, the big themes, Australian literature, photography, poetry, and her next work. Interview by Magdalena Ball Compulsive Reader: Tell us about the background of…

Interview with Moses Isegawa

Moses Isegawa talks to The Compulsive Reader about the writing of Abyssinian Chronicles, modern Uganda, on living in exile, and his next book, showing the same dry, wry humour displayed in his novel. Interview by Magdalena Ball Compulsive Reader: Tell me…

An Interview with Matthew Kneale

In this exclusive interview, Matthew Kneale talks about the making of English Passengers, some of his main characters, winning the Whitbread, racism, fiction versus reality, and his next book. Interview by Magdalena Ball Compulsive Reader: You’ve mentioned in other interviews that…

Interview with Elizabeth Routen

The author of Voices on the Stairs talks about the short story form, the making of her first book, her influences, creating characters, self-publication, her next book, and more. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena: Tell me about the genesis of Voices on the…

An Interview with Lily Brett

Lily Brett talks about her book New York, the Big Apple itself, on the cult of busyness, on what it means to be an Australian writer, on being Jewish, her next book, and more.