Author Interviews

  • The fixer

    <p>The BA's new managing director arrived as the association was undergoing radical change and at a time when some tricky issues were brewing in the... Read more

  • Family fortunes

    <p> The latest person to offer advice on coping with the ups and downs of family life is Trisha Goddard, charismatic presenter of "Trisha", the... Read more

  • Getting her voice heard

    <p>Anita Roddick intends to bring her experience from The Body Shop to bear on her publishing venture.</p><p>The latest outfit to publish for the burgeoning "activist"... Read more

  • Sally Gritten: commitment to innnovation

    <p>Caroline Horn</p><p>When HarperCollins appointed Sally Gritten as managing director of its Children's Division in January, it marked the end of a long search to fill... Read more

  • Ian Ronald: the new strategist

    <p>Caroline Horn</p><p>Ian Ronald, who joined Scholastic (UK) last August as managing director, did not take the traditional route into publishing. His degree was in physics... Read more

  • Going it alone at Bologna

    <p>Fiona Kenshole, former publishing director for children's trade and reference at Oxford University Press, on her first Bologna Book Fair, and her first non-corporate book... Read more

  • An encounter with fate

    <p>Monica Ali's d&eacute;but Brick Lane (Doubleday, &#163;12.99, 2nd June, 038560484X), which was acquired with much fanfare by Transworld and has already taken its author on... Read more

  • Passport control blues

    <p>Tony Saint is a serving immigration officer who spent three years working at Heathrow Airport. His savagely comic first novel exposes the realities of the... Read more

  • A Paris match

    <p>Former Macmillan marketing manager Sarah Long has drawn on her 10 years spent living in France to write a witty comedy of manners. For those... Read more

  • The Gulag revealed

    <p>Anne Applebaum has written the first major study of the Soviet forced labour camps.</p><p>During its post-Russian Revolution expansion the Soviet network of concentration camps, known... Read more

  • At home with the Stalins

    <p>Simon Sebag Montefiore has written an intimate portrait of Stalin and his circle. He talks to Benedicte Page about the men who mixed fanaticism with... Read more

  • Chinese impressions

    <p>Hilary Macaskill talks to the senior editor of the Chinese book industry's most widely read trade journal, who is currently studying at Oxford Brookes University.</p><p>... Read more

  • If you build it, they will come

    <p>In the five years since Borders arrived in the UK, both the American brand and its British acquisition Books Etc have grown steadily to challenge... Read more

  • The loverstudguy's story

    <p>At 17, David Henry Sterry was paying his way through college by working as a prostitute for the lonely women of Hollywood. "Chicken" is his... Read more