Interviews

MPs, novelists and at least one rock star.

Dennis Skinner

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.

Read the full piece at the i.

Joanna Walsh

If I weren’t a writer, I’d be a different person.”

Read the full piece at the New Statesman

Anakana Schofield

“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.”

Read the full piece at the New Statesman

Eimear McBride

“From a few male critics I heard the sound of petrified gonads retracting in distaste.”

Read the full piece at the New Statesman

Why junior doctors are on strike

Catching up with striking doctors at the Royal London Hospital.

Read the full piece at the New Statesman

Terri Apter

Why can’t we handle online criticism? For Dr Terri Apter, it’s as much about evolution as it is Facebook’s algorithms.

Read the full piece at Prospect Magazine.

Mike McCormack

“British fiction is dominated by an intellectual conservatism.”

Read the full piece at the New Statesman

Alan Johnson

“Momentum, by now, should have been disbanded.”

Read the full piece at Prospect Magazine

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