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‘How do you give up privilege?’: Damon Galgut on his Booker-winning novel
In The Promise, Galgut chronicles the decline of post-apartheid South Africa through four funerals over 40 years

Lisa Allardice

05, Nov, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Jonathan Franzen: ‘I just write it like I see it and that gets me in trouble’
Twenty years on from The Corrections, America’s most lauded author is back. But will he put his foot in it again?

Lisa Allardice

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Susanna Clarke: ‘I’d really ceased to think of myself as a writer’
The author on how the celebration of solitude in her Women’s prize-winning new novel, Piranesi, grew from her experience of a long illness

Lisa Allardice

11, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Jean Hanff Korelitz: ‘I wanted to be a literary novelist. But I realised that I liked plot’
The author of the book behind TV smash The Undoing talks about her new novel The Plot, a thriller about plagiarism – and how she fell for Hugh Grant

Lisa Allardice

23, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Jhumpa Lahiri: ‘I’ve always existed in a kind of linguistic exile’
A decade ago, the Pulitzer-winning author threw herself into mastering Italian. She talks about her love for Rome, translating Italy’s ‘finest living writer’ and rewriting her own work in English

Lisa Allardice

01, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Maggie O'Farrell: ‘Severe illness refigures you – it’s like passing through a fire’
The Women’s prize winner reflects on the life‑threatening virus that shaped her writing, the superstitions that held her back, and why her prize-winning novel Hamnet speaks to our times

Lisa Allardice

27, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Kazuo Ishiguro: 'AI, gene-editing, big data ... I worry we are not in control of these things any more'
The Nobel-winning author talks about scaring Harold Pinter, life after death – and his new novel about an ‘artificial friend’

Lisa Allardice

20, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Francis Spufford: 'I’m still angry about what has been done to this country'
The Golden Hill author talks about the family tragedy that fed his love of reading, being a middle-class socialist and why he’s trying to ‘scuff off’ the period glow of historical fiction

Lisa Allardice

06, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Raven Leilani: 'I try to replicate a version of sex on the page where the reader feels like a voyeur'
Leilani’s buzzy debut novel Luster follows a young black artist drawn into an open marriage. The author talks about losing her faith, writing sex – and a year of family tragedy

Lisa Allardice

02, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Booker winner Douglas Stuart: 'I owe Scotland everything'
The author of Shuggie Bain talks about growing up in Glasgow in the 80s, the dangers of ‘poverty safari’ and what he’ll do now he has won the prestigious literary prize

Lisa Allardice

21, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘America under Trump felt like a personal loss'
As her novel Half of a Yellow Sun is hailed as the Women’s prize ‘winner of winners’, the Nigerian-born, US-based author talks about her relief over Joe Biden’s victory – and the bittersweet highs of a difficult year

Lisa Allardice

14, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Jonathan Coe: 'It’s the point in your life at which you start asking yourself, what next?'
The satirist who skewered the 1980s in What a Carve Up! is approaching elder statesman status. He talks about Brexit, prizes, cancel culture – and his Hollywood hero Billy Wilder

Lisa Allardice

31, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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