‘I will etch visas on toilet paper and throw them from a lighthouse.’
‘Do you speak or do you not speak? Is every word that you speak then compromised?’
Astrid Alben discusses her work, the interdisciplinary journal Pars, and developing a poetic alter ego.
Irish publishers discuss the history of Ireland’s literary journals, short story culture, the fight against marketing departments and the work of fostering literary innovation.
Peggy Hughes, Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell and Sara Baume in discussion about Irish literature.
Listen to Oliver Bullough, Peter Pomerantsev and Philip Ó Ceallaigh at the launch of Granta 134: No Man’s Land discuss the legacy of communism in eastern Europe.
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.
Anne Meadows talks to Eleanor Catton about opium and gold, whether a good author can also be a sadist and what it means to be a New Zealand writer today.
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