Interviews

Interviews

  • 11 October 2014

    Chris Hadfield, former astronaut

  • 11 October 2014

    "The urge to map is a basic, enduring human instinct." - Jerry Brotton, professor of renaissance studies at the University of London

  • 29 September 2014

    What does the word Mongol mean to you?

  • 21 September 2014

    Just as Cormac James began publicising his superb novel, The Surfacing - set in 1850 on board a British ship searching for survivors from polar explorer Sir John Franklin's lost expedition - it was announced that Canadian divers had found one of his ships entombed at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.

  • 21 September 2014

    AT first, I was sceptical.

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Comment & Debate

  • 12 October 2014

    NOT long after she moved into the medieval Tuscan rectory owned by her friend Penelope Jardine, Muriel Spark leaned out of her window and saw her companion toiling away below, clearing boulders from the wilderness of fruit trees and olives that surrounded the ramshackle house.

  • 11 October 2014

    'Ho, Diomed, well met!

  • 9 October 2014

    Ten novels that ought to have won...the Man Booker Prize

  • 4 October 2014

    Anyone who met Alastair Reid for the first time could probably have guessed he was a writer without being told.

  • 2 October 2014

    October is when the most evocative season of the year begins, autumn inspiring countless great novels and poems.

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