MPs, novelists and at least one rock star.
I tried to commission Dennis Skinner to write a comment piece ahead of the general election. He told me he wouldn’t “moonlight” and take work off journalists. So I interviewed him, instead.
“If I weren’t a writer, I’d be a different person.”
“I think it all comes down to curiosity. How curious are you? Are you a curious reader, are you a curious writer?”
“Perhaps if I could follow a recipe I might write less demented novels.”
“From a few male critics I heard the sound of petrified gonads retracting in distaste.”
Why junior doctors are on strike
Catching up with striking doctors at the Royal London Hospital.
Why can’t we handle online criticism? For Dr Terri Apter, it’s as much about evolution as it is Facebook’s algorithms.
“British fiction is dominated by an intellectual conservatism.”
“Momentum, by now, should have been disbanded.”