Author Interviews

  • How I played the game

    <p> Cricketer Mike Atherton retired last year--and completed his autobiography a few months later </p><p> Some recent autobiographers have given us their career... Read more

  • Singing in harmony

    <p> Adult and children's divisions are working together at Macmillan on a novel that spans the age groups </p><p> Macmillan is proclaiming a... Read more

  • Playing the fool

    <p> Tony Hawks' latest bet involves Norman Wisdom, Tim Rice and a big hit single in Albania</p><p> You have to be a certain... Read more

  • Living la vida Loaded

    <p> Phil Robinson describes how he got dramatic burn-out from the lad-mag lifestyle</p><p> Phil Robinson, a 28-year-old former staffer on Loaded magazine, says... Read more

  • The twenty-minute mother

    <p> Allison Pearson says her d&eacute;but novel--about the hectic life of a time-famished working mother--is striking a chord with overburdened women everywhere</p><p> Journalist... Read more

  • The city with vertigo

    <p> John Lanchester's third novel is a portrait of Hong Kong, the place where he spent his childhood</p><p> The title of John Lanchester's... Read more

  • The last judgement

    <p> This summer's biggest hype is a complex legal thriller infused with its author's Christian faith </p><p> Such is the secular mood in... Read more

  • Proud to be a softie

    <p> Fourth Estate's Andy Miller explains why he hates sport--but how crazy golf changed his life</p><p> F or years, Andy Miller was obsessed... Read more

  • Unexplored territory

    <p> Paul Magrs treads sensitive ground in his first novel for teenagers, set in the north east</p><p> A lecturer on the celebrated creative... Read more

  • Over 35 and on the pull

    <p> India Knight's new novel is a light-hearted tale of sex, single motherhood and nights on the town </p><p> India Knight, the well-connected... Read more

  • Home from home cooking

    <p> Mary Contini's family emigrated from a remote Italian village in the early 20th century, bringing with them to Scotland all their culinary traditions</p><p>... Read more

  • Inglan's tap natch poet

    <p> Linton Kwesi Johnson talks about his work, soon to be published in Penguin's Modern Classics series</p><p> Dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson created... Read more

  • No elves or centaurs

    <p> China Mi&eacute;ville, who last year won two leading fantasy awards, explains what he loves--and what he loathes--about the genre</p><p> China Mi&eacute;ville is... Read more

  • A deer in the headlights

    <p> Will Rhode's first novel is about being dazed, confused and minus a passport in India's "travellers' underground". He talks to Benedicte Page</p><p>... Read more

  • American fundamentalism

    <p> Verso's editorial director Tariq Ali argues that today's most threatening ideology comes from the US </p><p> The cover of Tariq Ali's latest... Read more