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Matt Parker: Interview

Ask mathematician Matt Parker what his favourite number is, and you won’t get some namby-pamby random answer like seven or 11 (even if 11...

Michel Faber: Interview

It is said of some authors that they write essentially the same book over and over again—not a charge that can be levelled at Michel Faber...

Bernard Cornwell: Interview

Thirty-five years after first tackling the Napoleonic Wars with the Sharpe series that made his name, Bernard Cornwell is returning to the era...

Yuval Noah Harari: Interview

“Storytelling is our speciality. It’s the basis for everything we do as a species”. Israeli historian Yuval Noah...

Sophie Hannah: Interview

Agatha Christie is the world’s bestselling novelist, famously outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare. Over her 56-year writing career,...

Matthew Thomas: Interview

Matthew Thomas is one of those overnight success stories that takes a lifetime to happen. The native New Yorker’s soaring,...

Sarah Waters: Interview

Every publisher needs a Sarah Waters—an author who has achieved the holy grail of huge sales (1,052,602 copies sold through BookScan to...

Anna Freeman: Interview

“There were women out there beating each other up while Jane Austen was sipping tea” is the tagline to Anna Freeman’s pacy,...

Karen Maitland: Interview

Her publisher favours the tag “Queen of the Dark Ages” and Karen Maitland’s medieval thrillers effortlessly conjure up a world...

Helen Macdonald: Interview

The day before our interview, Helen Macdonald tweets me: “Sudden need to assure you that I’m terribly cheerful in person :D.”...

Caitlin Moran: Interview

Caitlin Moran is doing a day of press interviews at The Groucho Club to promote her début novel (strictly speaking, her first novel for adults...

Jessie Burton: Interview

In last week’s issue of The Bookseller we wrote about the proliferation of creative writing courses in the UK and the blockbuster...

Emma Healey: Interview

One of the most talked-about novels of last year’s London Book Fair is published this June: Elizabeth is Missing had nine UK...