‘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.
‘In politics people think they know what they want, and in psychoanalysis the assumption is that they don’t know.’ Adam Phillips in conversation with Devorah Baum.
‘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
Amos Oz in conversation with Shira Hadad, translated from the Hebrew by Sondra Silverston.
‘What is your guiltiest pleasure? Is it really a pleasure if you feel bad about it?’
Danez Smith and Kaveh Akbar share sublime food experiences, discuss their latest collections and ask one another how best to bring community into poetry.
‘The techniques of hip-hop are always evolving – does that make it an inherently unstable technology, and is that where much of its aesthetic excitement derives from?’
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