The author of Cut Short talks about her debut novel, her ambitions, her schedule, her titles, her upcoming second novel, her ideal reader, and lots more.
The author of On the Smell of an Oily Rag talks about his latest book, about the “pen-notes fiction” genre he uses, perhaps for the first time in English, the value of fragments, his feelings towards Australia, forthcoming work, and more.
The author of Mending Lucille talks about her inspiration, her path to publication, working with an illustrator, the trickiest parts, her other projects, and lots more.
The creator of Jotspeak talks about her new writing site and why it’s different, why she started it, on the spoken word form, her marketing process, their charity gigs, a sneak preview on where the site might be headed, and lots more.
Kristin Bair O’Keeffe talks about her novel Thirsty, about her life in China and why she’s there, her publisher, on the craziness and creativity, of promoting a novel cross-country, on why she’s sending her resume to Cirque du Soleil, and lots more.
The author of The Earth Hums in B Flat talks about her first novel, her youthful character Gwenni, her star agent, her innovative publisher Canongate, about how we can live more sustainably, her writing Masters, her next novel(s), and lots more.
The author of Ice talks about his latest novel, his characters — both real and imagined, the relationship between fiction and biography, the relationship between love and madness, his upcoming work, and lots more.
The author of The Last Beach Bungalow and The Only True Genius in the Family talks about her latest novel, her thoughts on the origin and nature of genius, on her characters, on losing a parent, on the writing “zone”, and lots more.
The author of Nectar of the Gods talks about her debut novel, her characters, her plot, the wine industry, on writing crime, the similarities between fine books and fine wine, her next book, and more.
This is an interview with musician, teacher, and writer Walter Everett in which discussed are his own work, academic standards, the roles of artist and critic and other social actors, particular essays investigating music, the differences between academic and popular responses to culture, the world wide web, distinguished and enjoyable musicians such as Radiohead and Gnarls Barkley and Nirvana and Patti Smith, and music as a political force. Everett says, “It has been amazing to follow the changes in popular styles and artistry, alongside the changing notion of how and why people listen to music.”