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Peter May
The sense of place is very important in my books (August 19, 2014)
Interview of Peter May by Bernard Strainchamps

Peter May is a novelist and screenwriter. He is the author of the bestselling Lewis trilogy.


Lionel Shriver
Having everything you want is a version of hell (August 18, 2014)
Interview of Lionel Shriver by Bernard Strainchamps

Lionel Shriver is an American writer and lives in London. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005 for We Need to Talk about Kevin. Big Brother is her 12th novel.


Roxane Gay
Today's pop culture rises from a society that has long been contemptuous of women (August 05, 2014)
Interview of Roxane Gay by Lara Touitou

Roxane Gay is a writer, professor and editor. She writes notably for The Rumpus, Salon, and many other online publications. Her first novel An Untamed State was published in May 2014.


Adelle Waldman
I wanted to create a complete world that readers could become absorbed in (July 15, 2014)
Interview of Adelle Waldman by Lara Touitou

Adelle Waldman has notably written for The New York Times Book Review, The Wall Street Journal, Slate and The Village Voice. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is her first novel.


Shannon Burke
I wrote to protect myself from some of the horror of the events (June 19, 2014)
Interview of Shannon Burke by Bernard Strainchamps

Shannon Burke is a novelist and used to be a paramedic in Harlem. His experience led him to write Black Flies.


Xiaolu Guo
It is absurd to see that Asian culture is so little known and barely discussed in depth (June 09, 2014)
Interview of Xiaolu Guo by Lara Touitou

Xiaolu Guo is a novelist and filmmaker. I am China is her fifth novel in English.


Emma Healey
I think memory can never really be trusted (June 05, 2014)
Interview of Emma Healey by Bernard Strainchamps

Emma Healey grew up in London. Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel.


Herman Koch
I wouldn't describe them as pigs, everything they do is just so very human (June 03, 2014)
Interview of Herman Koch by Lara Touitou

Herman Koch is a Dutch writer. Summer House With Swimming Pool is his second novel translated in English.


Attica Locke

Attica Locke is an American author. The Cutting Season is her second novel.


Courtney Collins
I have a faith in fiction – that it allows us to understand ourselves better (June 03, 2014)
Interview of Courtney Collins by Bernard Strainchamps

Courtney Collins is an Australian writer. The Untold is her first novel.


Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent is an Australian writer. Burial Rites is her first novel.


Fiona McFarlane
I write about Australian life because it fascinates and moves me (April 24, 2014)
Interview of Fiona McFarlane by Lara Touitou

Fiona McFarlane is an Australian writer. The Night Guest is her first novel.


Julia Angwin

Julia Angwin is an award-winning investigative journalist at the independent news organization ProPublica.


Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner is a poet and published several poetry collections. Leaving the Atocha Station is his first novel.


Amity Gaige
It's a little bit crazy to try to reconcile your old life with your new life (March 06, 2014)
Interview of Amity Gaige by Lara Touitou

Amity Gaige is the author of three novels, O My Darling (2005), The Folded World (2007), and Schroder, which was recently shortlisted for The Folio Prize.


Patrick Deville
On the Deville expressway (February 26, 2014)
Interview of Patrick Deville by Bernard Strainchamps, translated by Lara Touitou

Plague and Cholera won the prestigious Prix Femina in France. Discover the author of 2012’s French literary phenomemon in a short interview.


Jennifer Clement
Publicity shames the Mexican government and shame is a great force of change (February 18, 2014)
Interview of Jennifer Clement by Lara Touitou

Jennifer Clement has studied literature in New York and Paris. She was awarded the NEA Fellowship for Literature for her third novel Prayers for the Stolen.


Diane Wei Liang
Betrayals are partly the result of history and culture and partly human nature (February 10, 2014)
Interview of Diane Wei Liang by Bernard Strainchamps

Diane Wei Liang was born in Beijing and spent part of her childhood in a labor camp with her parents. She now lives in London. Paper Butterfly is her second novel.


Maggie O'Farrell
I've always been interested in people who exit from their lives (February 04, 2014)
Interview of Maggie O'Farrell by Lara Touitou

Maggie O’Farrell was born in Northern Ireland and grew up in Wales and in Scotland. She won the Costa Book Award for Best Novel in 2010 for her novel The Hand That First Held Mine. Her sixth novel, Instructions for a Heatwave, was nominated for the 2013 Costa Book Award.


Eva Rice
In the early 1960s, no one wanted anything "old", they all wanted modern (January 29, 2014)
Interview of Eva Rice by Bernard Strainchamps

Eva Rice has written three novels and one non-fiction book. She lives in London.