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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’

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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.’

Justin Jin | Interview

Justin Jin & Francisco Vilhena

‘This disaster has been going on for decades. I want to protest against this as loudly as I can through photography.’

Romesh Gunesekera | Interview

Romesh Gunesekera & Ka Bradley

‘The past has never been as present as it is now in the world. But at the same time, all over the world, the determination to manipulate what we know has also never been stronger.’

Rattawut Lapcharoensap | Interview

Rattawut Lapcharoensap & Yuka Igarashi

‘Sometimes all a story needs is an interesting, clearly defined confusion.’

Helen Mort | Interview

Helen Mort & Rachael Allen

‘I think there’s something seductive and liberating about the way you can create shadowy characters in a poem.’

Ellen Bryant Voigt | Interview

Ellen Bryant Voigt & Rachael Allen

‘I don’t think of music and narrative as being mutually exclusive – some of my poems ARE narrative, and are as ‘sound-driven’ as the lyrics.’

Tao Lin | Interview

Tao Lin & Yuka Igarashi

Yuka Igarashi talks to Tao Lin about sense of place within the novel Taipei, his online presence and abstraction and metaphor in his writing.

Charles Simic | Interview

Charles Simic & Rachael Allen

Charles Simic is one of today's most prolific poets. He speaks with poetry editor Rachael Allen about poetic movements, simple dishes and tragicomedy.