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Carys Bray: Interview

A brief synopsis of a novel can sometimes do it no favours. To say that Carys Bray’s début A Song for Issy Bradley (...

Joanna Rakoff: Interview

“We need to talk about Jerry,” announces Joanna Rakoff’s imperious, cigarette-smoking, mink-wearing boss on the first day of...

Akhil Sharma: Interview

I’ve been working on this novel for 121⁄2 years and a part of me still has this weird horrible feeling that I’ll be forced to...

Joël Dicker: Interview

In the summer of 1975, Harry Quebert meets Nola Kellergan and falls in love. He is a 33-year-old writer desperate for literary success, and she...

Holly Baxter & Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett: Interview

On the way to interview Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, co-authors of The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media (Square...

Kevin Powers: Interview

“I’m never going to go back and be a person that hasn’t been to war.”   Kevin Powers is talking broadly...

Adam Brookes: Interview

Night Heron started with a knock at the door. Adam Brookes, then the BBC’s China correspondent, was alone at the corporation...

Matt Cain: Interview

In Shot Through the Heart (Pan Macmillan, April) Mia Sinclair is the tabloid-proclaimed “First Lady of Love”—a...

Lauren Owen: Interview

If authors use their childhood as food for thought, then it’s no wonder Lauren Owen’s novel The Quick is a gothic thriller...

Antonia Hodgson: Interview

Antonia Hodgson’s advice on getting an honest, unfiltered view of a society? Look at its porn. The Little, Brown editor-in-chief...

Jesse Bering: Interview

"You are a sexual deviant. A pervert, through and through.” This arresting revelation comes from the very first line of Perv: The...

Sally Green: Interview

In Sally Green’s début Half Bad (Penguin, March) witches and humans live side by side in modern-day England. ...

Darragh McKeon: Interview

Ten years in the writing, Darragh McKeon’s début novel All That Is Solid Melts Into Air was acquired by Viking in May 2012...