Category: Interviews

27 October, 2014

Zia Haider Rahman talks to S S Haque

The Completeness of Novel-Writing and Inquiries into Epistemology

In this interview, Rahman discusses his influences, class, epistemology, and the difficulties of certain metaphoric language.


17 February, 2014

Fergus McGhee

An Interview with Diarmaid MacCulloch

Fergus McGhee talks to one of the world's leading historians about the current state of Christianity and the value of academic research.


14 October, 2013

Monica Ali talks to Dominic Davies

Drama, Conflict and Thwarted Desire

Monica Ali explains why fictional characters should always be in need of a sandwich.


Special Issue: Translation

8 July, 2013

Rebecca Loxton

Smelling Flaubert

Guest judge of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize 2013, Adam Thorpe discusses the joy and suffering of literary translation.


13 May, 2013

Stephanie Yorke

The Athletics of Poetry

The poet Sharon McCartney talks to Stephanie Yorke about rich reading, women writing, and endurance.


21 January, 2013

David Shook

The Prophet of Rebola: In Memoriam Bosquete POP

David Shook remembers Equatorial Guinea, and the artist Bosquete POP.


2 July, 2012

Paul Sweeten

An Interview with Nikki Emerson

Paul Sweeten talks to Paralympic athlete and Oxford graduate Nikki Emerson.


Special Issue: Poetry

18 June, 2012

Chloe Stopa-Hunt

An Interview with Jamie McKendrick

The Liverpudlian poet discusses form, his translations from the Italian, and the inexorable qualities of the agave plant.


4 June, 2012

Alexander Barker and Alex Niven

An Interview with Terry Eagleton

Terry Eagleton discusses religion, identity, the state of literary criticism, and the current revival of leftist discourse.


Scarlett Baron

An Interview with Alan Hollinghurst

A great prose stylist discusses Freud, Victorian architecture, and his latest novel The Stranger's Child.