‘Non-native species have been blamed for being invasive the way that immigrants have been blamed for causing crime.’
‘The earliest life on the planet was life without air, anaerobic bacteria that slowly died off when oxygen began to pollute the atmosphere’.
‘Things that we love, things that we hate – we need to crack it open.’
Crimes of Space
‘Architecture can be employed as a form of violence and violation.’
‘To me writing is a kind of listening. I don’t know what I am listening to, but I am listening!’
‘What is this elsewhere that one is longing to be in? Part of the answer to this question, for me, is Switzerland.’
We talk to the winner of the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
‘I think the moral issue is being more or less truthful to what you believe in, that’s the important thing, whoever the character may be.’ Mathias Enard and Ian Maleney in Conversation
Amy Sackville | The Proust Questionnaire
‘What is your guiltiest pleasure? Is it really a pleasure if you feel bad about it?’
William Atkins In Conversation
William Atkins in conversation about his new book, The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places.
Karl Ove Knausgaard | The Proust Questionnaire
'What is your most unappealing habit? Maybe all the brain-like chewing gums I leave behind everywhere I work.'