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Interview: Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner & Ted Hodgkinson

‘I have no memory of intending to write a novel.’

Interview: Bruce Chatwin

Michael Ignatieff

‘After lunch in the white study, with the wooden slat blinds drawn against the fierce bright sun reflecting off the snowy fields, he sits down in a canvas chair in front of the fire, hands together, fingers touching his lips, waiting: wary, amused, elusive.’

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.

Interview: Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta & Yuka Igarashi

‘I wanted to be sure to approach their resistance to Nnenna’s homosexuality from a practical perspective – one of fear, rather than one of hate.’