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Rajesh Parameswaran | Interview

Rajesh Parameswaran & Yuka Igarashi

‘I could tell you that love and violence are basic forces interwoven through all of nature and human affairs, and that’s why I mix the two.’

‘They’: Stalin’s Polish Élite

Teresa Toranska

‘You referred to a comrade as ‘Mister’. That's offensive.’

Taiye Selasi | Interview

Yuka Igarashi & Taiye Selasi

‘I was rather surprised to discover that I’d painted such a devastating portrait.’

Fiona Benson | Interview

Fiona Benson & Rachael Allen

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

David McConnell | Interview

David McConnell & Patrick Ryan

‘These were deranged acts but they were ultimately based on something that’s historically been treated as a social good, the sense of personal honour.’

The Exploding Planet of Junot Díaz

Evelyn Ch’ien

‘The world tends to give us pieces, and then in our imagination, because of our desire and because of our need, we make them whole.’

The Stone-Thrower from Eisenhuttenstadt

Max Thomas Mehr & Regine Sylvester

‘It has nothing to do with the question of the foreigners. No one in Eisenhuttenstadt wants the foreigners here.’

Julie Otsuka | Interview

Julie Otsuka & Patrick Ryan

‘Using the ‘we’ voice allowed me to tell a much larger story than I would have been able to tell otherwise.’

Turkish Granta | Interview

Berrak Gocer & Ted Hodgkinson

‘The writings, when they came together, made it very clear that there will always be a new approach to the issue of identity.’

Karen Russell | Interview

Karen Russell & Patrick Ryan

‘I think it’s impossible to draw a hard and fast line between reality and fantasy.’

Louis de Bernières | Interview

Anita Sethi

‘At four o’clock in the morning, when Louis de Bernières has lines of poetry repeating in his head which won’t stop gnawing away, he writes them down.‘

In Conversation: Tishani Doshi and Karthika Naïr

Tishani Doshi & Karthika Naïr

‘I have never felt it as a poet, and that is why I’m doubly grateful to dance, for having experienced the loneliness and the terror of the empty stage, but also, to have had that live connection.’

Julie Klam | Interview

Julie Klam & Marian Brown

‘I’m successful? I can’t wait to call my mother!’