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An Interview with Paul van Loon and Axel Scheffler

  To celebrate Halloween, we caught up with the author, Paul van Loon, and the illustrator, Axel Scheffler of The Horror Handbook, A bit about Paul van Loon and Axel Scheffler A highly successful children’s author from the Netherlands, Paul van Loon is best known in the English-speaking world for his Alfie the Werewolf series (published by Hodder in […]

An Interview with Massimo Gramellini

  Massimo Gramellini is Deputy Editor at La Stampa, where he runs a front-page daily column. A household name in Italy thanks to his regular TV appearances, he is the author of several books, including L’ultima riga delle favole (The Last Line of Fairy Tales) and Fai bet sogni (Sweet Dreams, Little One), an international bestseller that has been translated […]

An Interview with M.M. Vaughan

M.M. Vaughan’s SIX is a thrilling tale of technological innovation and unknown worlds, featuring a telepathic family (with a pet pig), who must solve the mystery of their missing scientist father, and take on the evil corporation known as ‘SIX’. M.M. Vaughan tells us about the writing of the book, and how her experience of working in […]

An Interview with E.R. Murray

E.R. Murray’s Caramel Hearts is a coming-of-age novel about friendship, family and food. It tells the story of Liv Bloom, a fourteen-year-old with a very complicated life – her father gone, her mother in a recovery centre for alcoholics – and how she learns to cope with these difficulties and embrace her family, despite their problems. We […]

An Interview with David Henry Wilson

  David Henry Wilson is a children’s author and playwright, best known for his Jeremy James series and the Superdog series. His books have been translated into many languages including Spanish, German, and French. We talk to him about his recently released children’s fable The Castle of Inside Out. 1) What led you into writing?  A vivid imagination, a love […]

An Interview with Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy is a writer and artist. He was born in 1969 and lives in London. Tom grew up in Greenwich, south London, and studied English at New College, Oxford. After spending a couple of years in Prague in the early 1990s, he worked in Amsterdam as literary editor of the local Time Out. His debut […]

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 […]