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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Travels through Switzerland: An Interview with Diccon Bewes

Photo: Diccon Bewes Diccon Bewes is a writer who was born in the UK but has lived in Switzerland for many years, and is now a Swiss citizen. His books include Slow Train to Switzerland, where he retraces the journey of Jemima Morrell who was part of Thomas Cook’s first tour of the country in …

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Reading the World: An Interview with Ann Morgan

Photo: Aida Silvestri Ann Morgan is a writer based in the UK who has inspired readers by her project, A Year of Reading the World. In 2012, she read a book from every country in the world and blogged about it. Her blog highlights the richness and diversity of books, including those not originally published …

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Walking Kabul: An Interview with Taran N. Khan

Photo: Jonathan Page Taran N. Khan’s book, Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul, won the 2021 Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award and the 2020 Tata Literature Live First Book Award for Non-Fiction. The book is about Taran’s trips to Kabul from 2006 to 2013 during which she set out—against all advice—to walk …

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