‘What is this elsewhere that one is longing to be in? Part of the answer to this question, for me, is Switzerland.’
‘It’s easy to forget the power of words in an era ruled by profuse, beautiful and entrancing images.’
‘Spending time in a place in which you have no personal stake breeds a peculiar kind of contemplativeness.’
An interview with the 2019 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year.
‘Travelling into the Ness for the first time was exactly like Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker’ Robert Macfarlane in conversation with Adam Scovell.
‘We are real in an unreal reality, which we’re told is really real and that we’re actually unreal.’
We talk to the winner of the 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
‘Dystopia is always already here, and so is utopia. What does it mean to accept that we're already living in both?’
‘While you’re still arguing you still have hope.’
‘It’s a miracle that Granta survived our mutual adolescence.’
‘There’s a lot I’ve written to you that I’ve never said to anyone else before simply because of how much you and I share.’
‘For me, narratives are always tied to and emerging from other narratives; there is no single beginning, no origin.’
‘I longed for poems to meet me in my sorrow and help me know how to live in that new world, how to survive it.’
Daisy Johnson and Alan Trotter discuss their latest novels, how they approach research, and the ways in which myths, horror movies and detective fiction influence their writing.
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