Interview with Reif Larsen

American novelist Reif Larsen is the author of New York Times bestseller The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet. The book, tracing the great trajectory of twelve year old genius cartographer T.S. was also...

Interview | Richard Hearns

The acclaimed Irish artist Richard Hearns has an upcoming exhibition entitled Journey at Cadogan Contemporary. This will be the artist’s first solo show in London and will feature a collection of abstract oil paintings...

Interview | Isobel Colchester and Poet in the City

We spoke to Isobel Colchester, CEO of Poet in the City, about their work and their recent collaboration with The Crick Institute. How would you describe what Poet in the City does? Our objectives as an...

Interview | Johnnie Cooper | throe on throe

A new exhibition at Saatchi Gallery sees a major survey by the acclaimed British artist Johnnie Cooper. Spanning two galleries, throe on throe comprises over 50 paintings and sculptures from the 1970’s – a time when Cooper...

Interview | Andrew Kötting at St Leonards International Film Festival

St Leonard's International Film Festival Blackmarket VIP, George St, Hastings 19-21th January HUBUBINTHEBAOBABS - 1987 33 minutes HOI POLLOI 1990 - 10 minutes SMART ALEK 1993 - 18 minutes JAUNT 1995 - 5 minutes DONKEYHEAD 1998 - 4minutes KINGDOMPROTISTA 2000 – 6 minutes ME 1999 - 5minutes In the seaside town of Hastings, in an old, old street in the...

An Interview with David Henry Hwang

The London Magazine interviews David H. Hwang, as his Obie Award-winning Pulitzer prize finalist play Yellow Face comes to Finsbury's new 'Park Theatre', showing now until the 16th June 2013. How did you get into playwriting? Was...

O Brittania Where Art Thou? An interview with Mohammad Zahoor

by Steven O’Brien This interview originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Mohammad Zahoor is a Ukraine-based British businessman and publisher of the Kyiv post. He is dedicated to preserving the newspaper’s independence and has been keen to champion...

Interview | Donald Sultan

The acclaimed American figurative painter Donald Sultan currently has his first U.K retrospective at Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London. Sultan is 68 now, and this show entitled, Dark Objects: Works 1977–2019, will be his first in London...

Mave Fellowes on London and the inspiration behind her novel

I spent my twenties in a top floor flat in North-West London. From its rickety balcony you could watch the sun set over a particular urban view. In the distance, planes descending on Heathrow....

The London Magazine Podcast – Episode 2 – An Interview with Katie Hale

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Interview | Leo Dixon on Death in Venice at the Royal Opera House

Stuart Martin Leo Dixon on Death in Venice at the Royal Opera House At only 23 years old, British dancer Leo Dixon has already begun an impressive career at the Royal Ballet. Not content with conquering the...

Interview | Richard Baker on winning the 2019 HIX Award

This year’s HIX Award attracted more than 600 entrants and, as founder Mark Hix admits, it was very tough trying to pick a winner from the final fifteen. After much deliberation, the judges of...

An interview with Manash Bhattacharjee

The London Magazine interviews Manash Bhattacharjee, author of the poetry collection ‘Ghalib’s Tomb and other poems’ to give us a glimpse at the inspiration behind his collection. When did you start writing poetry? I wrote...

Interview | George Salis: Sea Above, Sun Below

Author George Salis has just published his first novel with River Boat Books. Sea Above, Sun Below is described as containing the following elements: ‘Upside-down lightning, a group of uncouth skydivers, resurrections, a mother's body overtaken by a garden, aquatic telepathy, and a peeling snake-priest’. Read on to get a taste of this oneiric world [...]

Interview | Emma Donoghue on writing hunger

Set in Ireland in 1858, seven years after the potato famine, The Wonder tells the story of an English nurse who is hired to spend two weeks observing an eleven-year old girl, who, her parents claim, has not eaten for months. Based on the almost fifty cases of ‘fasting girls’ - of women who claimed to be surviving without food for months on end in Europe and North America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries - Donoghue’s novel anticipates the invention of anorexia [...]

Interview | Ben Turnbull: Manifest Decimation

Since his first show in 2002, London-born artist Ben Turnbull has produced a compelling body of work exploring America in all its glory and iniquity. His forthcoming show American History X volume III, Manifest Decimation, will be on display [...]

Interview | Oliver Payne on The Art of Warez

Acclaimed artist-filmmaker Oliver Payne, with the help of one-time ANSI artist Kevin Bouton-Scott, brings the lost computer-generated art scene back to life in a new film entitled THE ART OF WAREZ. The film carefully documents the ANSI art scene [...]

Interview | Sam Lock: Now/here at Cadogan Contemporary

This September Cadogan Contemporary presents Now/here, the largest solo presentation to date from acclaimed British artist Sam Lock. The artist’s third exhibition with the gallery, Now/here will display fifteen medium- and large-scale paintings, sculpture and a suite [...]

Interview | Kate Mosse: Secrets of Storytelling

Kate Mosse is a multi-million, number one bestselling author who writes historical fiction combined with crime, adventure, mystery, conflict and romance. She takes the reader back to France's wars of religion and shares the...

An Interview with Peter Stjernström

The London Magazine interviews Peter Stjernström, the Swedish author of Enn Mann and The Big Newsmaker and now The Best Book in the World, to be published this September by Hesperus Press who gave...

A Love Letter to London and Ideas Becoming Reality, An Interview with Martin Roth

I’m wondering what you think of London’s cultural significance in 2013. If you make this interview just about London, it will be like a love letter in the end. I have a great affection for...

Interview | AlanJames Burns on Entirely Hollow Aside from the Dark

This September sees a powerful art event transform the unique setting of Cresswell Crags Cave, Nottinghamshire. In complete darkness, visual and environmental artist AlanJames Burns stages a psychoacoustic sound artwork entitled Entirely hollow aside from the dark [...]

Interview | Bahia Shehab: At the Corner of a Dream at the Aga Khan...

Eric Block Bahia Shehab: At the Corner of a Dream at the Aga Khan Centre Gallery The acclaimed Egyptian-Lebanese artist, designer, educator and street art activist Bahia Shehab’s work first came to global attention when she played an active role in the...

Interview with Maggie Butt on ‘Degrees of Twilight’

Poet Maggie Butt talks about writing today, her style, and the themes that inform her stunning new poetry collection Degrees of Twilight. The poems in Maggie’s fifth collection were written over an eight year period, and make the...

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