Category: Author interviews

Interview with Dorothy Porter

The author of Wild Surmise talks about her love of astronomy, the writing of a verse novel and her own particular style, her characters, the state of modern writing in general, and poetry in particular, the film made of her earlier verse…

Interview with China Mieville

The author of The Scar talks about his latest novel, major themes like scarring, hunger and his unique “monsters,” his drawings, Quantum physics and its relationship to his work, literary snobbery, science fantasy and political commitment and his future work. Interview by…

Interview with Michael de Valle

The author of Going Home talks candidly about his collection of stories, the beauty of the short story as a writing form, his characters, the relationship between stories and poetry, his voice, the impact of parenting on his work, his greatest achievement, and lots more.

Interview with Michael Gerrish

The author of the Mind-Body Makeover Book talks about his book, his key concepts, accupressure. the over obsession with physical perfection and paradoxically, rising obesity levels. his free teleclasses, obstacles to fitness, living an authentic life and more. Magdalena Ball: Why…

An Interview with Michael Joyce

The author of Liam’s Going talks about the writing of his latest novel, his characters, on being a “Joyce”, the big themes, on hypertext and his own celebrated hypertext works, the natural weaving of voices in Liam’s Going, on the limitations (and…

An Interview with Jane Watson

Jane Watson talks about her novel Hindustan Contessa, its themes, characters and concepts, her big break, her previous work and a hint at her next book. Interview by Magdalena Ball Magdalena Ball Tell me about the prologue. In what way is the cave…

Interview with Harbhajan Sandhu

In this fascinating interview, the author of Wayward Brahmin talks about his novel, his characters, the underlying themes, self-publishing, the populist hunger for physics and astronomical knowledge, cosmology and a “theory of everything”, the possibility of finding life on other planets, the…

Interview with Joan London

The author of Gilgamesh talks about the making of her novel, her characters, how she used the original epic, about the differences between writing short stories and a novel, Australia in the 30s and 40, and more. Interview by Magdalena…