By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 March
Your stories often have both a comic sensibility and a dark undercurrent. Is that how you see the
By Sophie Elmhirst - 05 March
Forbes magazine listed you as one of the “nine most unusual Russian businessmen". Is
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 27 February
What, in your view, were the defining characteristics of the Catholic Inquisition from the 13th
By Alice Gribbin - 27 February
Your new show, "Waste Not", comprises 10,000 objects your mother accumulated over five
By Samira Shackle - 23 February
You're playing William Shakespeare in Bingo at the Young Vic. Is that portrayal informed by all the
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 23 February
Your latest book, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience, has its origins in the 2008 commission on
By Sophie Elmhirst - 03 February
“God is a force – terror and enlightenment at the same time” Was Coriolanus,
By Jason Cowley - 02 February
The former chancellor on Osborne's failure, Scottish independence and why Labour needs David Miliband.
By Sophie Elmhirst - 01 February
The Arab world is still in turmoil. Why write about the Arab spring so soon? That was a
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“The fate of nations should be decided by their own people” How does it feel to be the

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