Archive | Interviews

An Interview with Tim Parks

Tim Parks is the author of fourteen novels, including Europa (shortlisted for the Booker prize), Destiny, Cleaver, Sex Is Forbidden and, most recently, Painting Death, all of which have been translated into many languages. As well as being a novelist and the author of several works of non-fiction, Tim is the acclaimed translator of books by Moravia, Calvino, Machiavelli and other Italian […]

An Interview with Tibor Fischer

Born in Stockport in 1959, Tibor Fischer was educated at Cambridge and worked as a journalist. Tibor’s parents were Hungarian basketball players who had fled Hungary after the 1956 Bloody Revolution. This event – together with his father’s background – inspired his debut novel Under the Frog(which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and received a Betty Trask […]

An Interview with Stuart Prebble

Apart from being one of the leading broadcasters and producers of his generation, Stuart Prebble is an acclaimed writer of fiction and non-fiction. Among his publications are two novels, five comedy books based on the Grumpy Old Men TV series which he produced and, more recently, a book about the Falklands War, Secrets of the Conqueror, published by […]

An Interview with Rosie Alison

Born in 1964, Rosie Alison read English at Keble College, Oxford. She spent over ten years working in television, as a producer-director of arts documentaries (her director credits include The South Bank Show, Omnibus and Grand Designs). Currently Head of Development at Heyday Films in the UK – the production company of the Harry Potter film series – she has recently co-produced two […]

An Interview with Roland Watson-Grant

Roland Watson-Grant was born in Jamaica. The youngest of four brothers, he grew up in a swamp at the edge of the capital, Kingston and learnt early to tell stories in the absence of a TV. While a teacher in 1995, Roland got a job interview based on an advertising voiceover audition tape he created in […]

An Interview with Richard C. Morais

Born in Lisbon and raised in Switzerland, Richard C. Morais is an American who has lived most of his life overseas. He started his writing career in New York in 1984, moved to London for Forbes in ’86 where he lived for 17 years, eventually becoming European Bureau Chief and Senior Editor. He won three awards and […]

An Interview with Peter Benson

Born in 1956, Peter Benson was educated in Ramsgate, Canterbury and Exeter. His first novel, The Levels, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. This was followed by A Lesser Dependency, winner of the Encore award and The Other Occupant, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award. He has also published short stories, screenplays and poetry, some adapted for TV, […]

An Interview with N.M. Kelby

N.M. Kelby worked as a journalist, editor and educator before turning her hand to fiction. She is the critically acclaimed author of In the Company of Angels, Whale Season and the Florida Book Award winner A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts. Her books have been translated into several languages. Her latest novel White Truffles in Winter imagines the world of the remarkable […]

An Interview with Mike Stocks

Mike Stocks was born in Lancashire and educated at Birmingham University, and currently lives between Edinburgh and Cornwall. He writes novels, poetry and translations, and has worked both as a lexicographer and as an editor for several British publishers. He is the founder of Anon, the anonymous submissions poetry magazine. His debut novel, White Man Falling, won […]

An Interview with Lindsay Clarke

Lindsay Clarke is the author of seven novels, including The Chymical Wedding, which won the Whitbread Award for Fiction in 1989. He has been Writer in Residence at the University of Wales, Cardiff, where he became a long-term Associate of the MA Creative Writing programme, is Creative Consultant to the Pushkin Trust in Northern Ireland, and has […]