Interview: Hanif Kureishi

Hanif Kureishi: ‘I’d like to be more difficult’ – Writing courses are a waste of time, writers need to be more economical, and disturbing books are a triumph – the British author is in typically combative form Writers, if they’re worth their salt, can write at...

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‘This is a novel about how to be a good man’ – What happens when a champion athlete fails? The writer Christos Tsiolkas, author of ‘The Slap’ and, now, ‘Barracuda’, has some intriguing ideas The last time we met, Christos Tsiolkas was in the middle of a...
Interview: Colin Barrett

Interview: Colin Barrett

In a Dublin cafe, a few minutes into an interview with Colin Barrett, he does that thing all storytellers do without realising: he imparts an innocuous piece of information but reveals something else very telling. The 31-year-old is explaining his roots: he’s a Mayo...
Interview: Dolly Parton

Interview: Dolly Parton

She says she might look cheap but she’s a quality person. Dolly Parton, the sassy country star from a “dirt poor” family, has always been serious about the music. She talks to SINEAD GLEESON APART FROM barely-speaking toddlers, it’s very...
Interview: Caitlin Moran

Interview: Caitlin Moran

  Feminism is a dirty word for many people but Caitlin Moran is on a crusade to get it back on the agenda. SINEAD GLEESON tries to get a word in edgeways with the polemical columnist and author The prospect of interviewing Caitlin Moran (pronounced the way UK...

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