Interviews

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 least...

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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 publicity...

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

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 difficult to find anyone who...

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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