28 February 2013
Under the skin.
31 January 2013
An Englishman’s home is his castle, the adage goes, but increasingly it feels as if many of us in “...
08 November 2012
Artful - review.
12 February 2012
NarcopolisJeet ThayilFaber & Faber, 304pp, £12.99This novel begins and ends with the same word: "Bombay...
23 May 2011
In a garden blossoming with roses stands the Erbil Public Library, also known as the Zaytun Library ("zaytun...
01 October 2010
Could you explain the title of your new novel, Lights Out in Wonderland?The book is an allegory on a number of levels....
21 September 2010
How did you first discover books?I knew nothing about literature, but fortunately I discovered the public library in...
01 June 2010
Stunning sculpture, stories, sun and strawberries were all to be found at the first weekend of this year's Hay literary...
24 September 2009
Like much of your work, your new novel, Ordinary Thunderstorms, is about multiple identities.It's a deep human question...
27 August 2009
It is easier to cancel a life than a gym membership. This is one of many cruel lessons learned by the 46-year-old...
27 August 2009
Boys and girls, according to an old Iranian proverb, are like cotton and fire - if left alone together, they will...
13 August 2009
09 October 2008
"So many pieces of me! I must hold tight," exclaims Edwin Morgan in an epigraph to Ali Smith's witty, disturbing and...
21 February 2008
Drawn from the early notebooks of the French novelist and playwright Marguerite Duras, written between 1943 and 1949,...
18 October 2007
The moon is the powerful symbol looming over Alice Sebold's dark, unflinching new novel. Like the moon, wherever Helen...