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S.J. Naudé and Ivan Vladislavić In Conversation

S.J. Naudé & Ivan Vladislavić

‘In rapidly transforming societies, writers may lose the space they’ve built their imaginative lives around.’

Nawzat Shamdin | Interview

Nawzat Shamdin & Larry Siems

‘I remain what I have always been, a human being first, and then an Iraqi. And then I am a writer.’

Sam Lipsyte and Diane Cook in Conversation

Diane Cook & Sam Lipsyte

‘The bewilderment was productive, and relit a good fire under my instinct, which I didn’t have to conflate with certainty.’

Etgar Keret | Interview

Etgar Keret & Sophie Lewis

‘Usually my wife makes fun of me.’

Interview: Adrian Tomine

Adrian Tomine & Francisco Vilhena

Adrian Tomine is an artist and illustrator. He is most well-known for his New Yorker covers...

Motoyuki Shibata | Interview

Motoyuki Shibata & Fran Bigman

‘I always think the borderline between reality and non-reality, or fantasy, is much thinner in Japanese fiction than in American or British fiction.’

David Peace and Kyoko Nakajima in Conversation

Kyoko Nakajima & David Peace

‘When we talk about history, the dangers of embellishment, fabrication and wilful distortion are ever-present’

Granta Finland | Interview

Aleksi Pöyry & Francisco Vilhena

‘What is often particular to Finnish Weird is that it portrays a realistic, palpable setting which gradually starts to acquire elements of fantasy.’

Brigitte Grignet | Interview

Brigitte Grignet & Daniela Silva

‘Places sitting at the edges of the world are often destroyed in the name of so-called development.’

Lauren Holmes | Interview

Lauren Holmes & Louise Scothern

‘Even if you move to the other side of the world, and even if you don’t speak for years or decades, your family is always going to be a part of you.’

Norman Rush and Colin McAdam in Conversation

Colin McAdam & Norman Rush

‘Who should write memoirs? I have the not-entirely-serious and absurdly restrictive idea that only morally extraordinary people could write them honestly without much shame’

Fiona Benson | Interview

Fiona Benson & Rachael Allen

‘I’ve always wanted to write from the gut, to write instinctively rather than cerebrally.’

Catherine Lacey | Interview

Catherine Lacey & Louise Scothern

‘It's uncomfortable, at times, to be alive, so I see no reason why a voice in fiction shouldn't be also.’