Raising Issues of Domestic Violence: An Interview with Cherie Jones

Photo: BrooksLaTouche Photography, Barbados. Cherie Jones is a Barbadian author and attorney. Her novel, How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House, was shortlisted for the 2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction. She has also written a book of short stories, The Burning Bush Women & Other Stories. Cherie is currently working on her second novel. Talking …

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Integrating Design into the Narrative: An Interview with Rian Hughes

Photo: Steve Cook Rian Hughes is an Eisner-nominated graphic designer, author, illustrator, comic artist and typographer. He has published two novels, XX and The Black Locomotive. He has also written graphic novels, the first of which was The Science Service. Rian has worked for British and American advertising, music and comic book industries, and has …

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The Joys of Train Travel: An Interview with Monisha Rajesh

Monisha Rajesh is a British journalist and travel writer. Her first book, Around India in 80 Trains, was selected by The Independent as one of the top ten books on India in 2012. Monisha’s second book, Around the World in 80 Trains, won the 2020 National Geographic Traveller Book of the Year and was shortlisted …

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Domestic Thrillers and Rural Communities: An Interview with Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Gail Anderson-Dargatz is a Canadian writer. Her first novel, The Cure for Death by Lightning, won the UK’s Betty Trask Award, the BC Book Prize for Fiction, and the VanCity Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her other books …

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Bringing the Past to Life: Interview with Boris Dralyuk

Photo: Jennifer Croft Boris Dralyuk is a poet, literary translator, and editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books. His collection of poems, My Hollywood and Other Poems, was published in April 2022. He has also written Western Crime Fiction Goes East: The Russian Pinkerton Craze 1907-1934; edited 1917: Stories and Poems from the Russian …

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Putting Women Explorers Back on the Map: Interview with Rosemary J. Brown

Photo: David Stanton Rosemary J. Brown is a journalist based in London and author of Following Nellie Bly: Her Record-Breaking Race Around the World. Rosemary is an avid traveller and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, where she helped organize the first Heritage of Women in Exploration conference. Her articles have appeared in publications including …

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Investigating Indexes: An Interview with Dennis Duncan

Dennis Duncan is a British writer, translator and lecturer. His book, Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure, was published in 2021. His other books include The Oulipo and Modern Thought and Theory of the Great Game: Writings from Le Grand Jeu. He also co-edited Book Parts, a collection of essays on the various …

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Navigating Nigeria: An Interview with Noo Saro-Wiwa

Noo Saro-Wiwa is a writer and freelance journalist, born in Nigeria and brought up in the UK. She is the author of Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria, which was nominated by The Financial Times as one of the best travel books of 2012. It was also selected by The Sunday Times as its Travel …

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Keeping Readers on Edge: An Interview with Stuart Turton

Photo: Charlotte Graham Stuart Turton is a British novelist and journalist. His first book, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, won the First Novel Award at the 2018 Costa Book Awards, and Best Novel at the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards. His second novel, The Devil and the Dark Water, won the 2020 Books …

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Moving Easily Among Different Genres: An Interview with Jerry Pinto

Photo: Jerry Pinto Jerry Pinto is an Indian poet, writer and translator. His first novel, Em and the Big Hoom, won several awards, including The Hindu Literary Prize, the Sahitya Akademy Award, Crossword Book Award (Fiction) and the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes (Fiction). His biography of the Bollywood actress, Helen: The Life and Times of an …

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