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Madeleine Thien In Conversation

Madeleine Thien & Ka Bradley

‘Do you speak or do you not speak? Is every word that you speak then compromised?’

The Game of Evenings

Adolf Hoffmeister

For Bloomsday, James Joyce and Adolf Hoffmeister argue about a Czech translation of Finnegans Wake in a rare and intimate interview from 1930.

Patrick deWitt and Neel Mukherjee in Conversation

Patrick deWitt & Neel Mukherjee

Neel Mukherjee and Patrick deWitt discuss their books Undermajordomo Minor and The Lives of Others, subconscious influence, the power of the exclamation mark and love.

Interview: George Saunders and Ben Marcus

George Saunders & Ben Marcus

‘One purpose of art is to get us to wake up, recalibrate our emotional life, get ourselves into proper relation to reality.’

In Conversation: Tishani Doshi and Karthika Naïr

Tishani Doshi & Karthika Naïr

‘I have never felt it as a poet, and that is why I’m doubly grateful to dance, for having experienced the loneliness and the terror of the empty stage, but also, to have had that live connection.’

Interview: Leslee Udwin

Leslee Udwin & Sonia Faleiro

‘It’s the barrel that rots the apples.’ Leslee Udwin talks to Sonia Faleiro about her film India's Daughter.

Interview: Nawzat Shamdin

Nawzat Shamdin & Larry Siems

‘What is happening in Iraq is part of a cycle.’

In Conversation: Dorothea Lasky and Adam Fitzgerald

Dorothea Lasky & Adam Fitzgerald

Dorothea Lasky and Adam Fitzgerald talk about the Metaphysical I, thigh-burning poetry and the timeless appeal of popcorn.

Interview: Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret & Sophie Lewis

‘Usually my wife makes fun of me.’

Interview: Fiona Benson

Fiona Benson & Rachael Allen

‘I’ve always wanted to write from the gut, to write instinctively rather than cerebrally.’

Interview: Tao Lin

Yuka Igarashi & Tao Lin

Yuka Igarashi talks to Tao Lin about sense of place within the novel Taipei, his online presence and abstraction and metaphor in his writing.

Interview: Charles Simic

Rachael Allen & Charles Simic

Charles Simic is one of today's most prolific poets. He speaks with poetry editor Rachael Allen about poetic movements, simple dishes and tragicomedy.