indepth

Peter Carey: Interview

It is early morning in Manhattan and pneumatic drills are hammering outside Peter Carey’s Soho apartment, but the novelist is unperturbed...

Jane Smiley: Interview

This November, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley returns with the first volume in an epic trilogy, following an American farming...

Ann Leckie: Interview

Ann Leckie was at home in St Louis, Missouri, on the night of the Arthur C Clarke Award ceremony back in May. Up for the UK’s most...

Colm Tóibín: Interview

Nora Webster (Viking, October), Colm Tóibín’s seventh novel, returns to the provincial Irish town of Enniscorthy,...

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...