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Interview: Beau Willimon

In the deeply competitive, ever-changing world of television drama, there is no one route in, but Beau Willimon avoided the obvious options of media production, or interning. The 36-year-old is currently one of the youngest showrunners (an umbrella term for a role...

Interview: Sharon Horgan

‘These days female comedy sells, and people want to watch it’ –  In the old days there was ‘French and Saunders’. Now there’s Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, not to mention Horgan herself, with ‘Psychobitches’ and ‘Catastrophe’. Does comedy need quotas? In 2006 the TV...

Interview: Peter Carey

Soon after we meet, on a brisk New York day, to talk about his latest book, Peter Carey wants to set the record straight about Julian Assange. Despite rumours, the Australian novelist was not asked to ghostwrite the memoir of the WikiLeaks founder. He says the story...

Review: Academy Street by Mary Costello

Academy Street by Mary Costello (Canongate) When Mary Costello’s collection The China Factory was published in 2012 by The Stinging Fly, it was clear that here was a writer of huge ability. Nominated for the Guardian First Book Award, her short stories braided the...

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