Dead Interviews | Granta

  • Published: 07/11/2013
  • ISBN: 9781847088284
  • Granta Books
  • 208 pages

Dead Interviews

Dan Crowe

These ingenious interviews will amuse, provoke and delight. Veering from the intensely serious to the wildly silly, Dead Interviews grants writers the chance to sit down with their heroes and flex their cerebral muscles, or simply indulge in some bookish gossip with a deceased icon. Pitch-perfect mimesis meets razor sharp literary criticism in the book that refuses to let dead writers lie.

The contributors:

Rick Moody on Jimi Hendrix, Cynthia Ozick on Henry James, Douglas Coupland on Andy Warhol, Sam Leith on John Berryman, Geoff Dyer on Friedrich Nietzsche, A. M. Homes on Richard Nixon, David Mitchell on Samuel Johnson and James Boswell, John Burnside on Rachel Carson, ZZ Packer on Monsieur de Saint-George, Michel Faber on Marcel Duchamp, Rebecca Miller on the Marquis de Sade, Ian Rankin on Arthur Conan Doyle and Joyce Carol Oates on Robert Frost.

Some will make you see how skilful properly clued-up interviewers are, while others will make you hoot

Toby Clements, Daily Telegraph

Irresistible. [Filled with] erudite wit

Alice Jones, Independent

Entertaining... sometimes viciously funny

Daniel Hahn, Independent on Sunday

The Author

Dan Crowe is the Editor-in-Chief & Co-Publisher of Port magazine. He has previously edited Writers on the Edge: Great Contemporary Authors on the Front Line of Crisis (Rizzoli, 2010), and How I Write: The Secret Lives of Authors (Rizzoli, 2009). He lives in London.

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