An interview with Southbank Centre Literature Festival’s Ted Hodgkinson

This October, Southbank Centre will host its 10th Literature Festival, ‘Living in Future Times’. Beginning with a reading of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine, the Festival will trace paths of thought from the worlds of...

An interview with Camille Ralphs

Hurst Street Press publisher Shoshana Kessler speaks to poet Camille Ralphs about her recent poetry publication Malkin.SK: I recently read Leo Mercer’s essay on free spelling (‘Free Spelling and the Textual Vernacular: On Poetry...

An interview with Bernard O’Donoghue

Bernard O’Donoghue was born in 1945 in Cullen, Co Cork. His latest collection, The Seasons of Cullen Church, returns with a compelling and simple diction to that place and time. He has published six...

An interview with Ian McMillian

In this interview with Ian McMillan, The London Magazine’s Editor, Steven O’Brien, and Production Manager, Rachel Chanter, discuss Ian McMillan’s most recent collection of selected poems, To Fold the Evening Star.SO’B: I was just...

Poetry Prize | An interview with Rebecca Perry

Ahead of our Poetry Prize, which closes 30th June, we spoke to judge Rebecca Perry about prizes, publication and what she'll be looking for from this year's entries.Rebecca, It’s lovely to have you as a judge,...

Poetry Prize | An interview with Andrew McMillan

Ahead of our Poetry Prize, which opens 1st May, we caught up with one of our two esteemed judges to get his perspective on prizes, publication and what he'll be looking for from this...

Faber New Poets: in conversation

Faber New Poets . Photograph © Thea HawlinThe Faber New Poets scheme, now in its fourth incarnation, provides a platform for new voices and has launched the careers of poets such as Jack Underwood,...

An interview with Emily Berry

Emily Berry's 2013 debut Dear Boy established her as a poet of 'sinful inventiveness' and 'startling gifts'. As the editor of Salt Publishing's Best British Poetry 2015 she brought her poetic skill to bear on the...

What I’m Reading – Thomas Morris

We asked The Stinging Fly editor and short story writer Thomas Morris about the things he's reading, watching and listening to right now.ReadingDorthe Nors’s Karate Chop (some of the best stories I’ve read in years). Ottessa Mossfegh’s short...

We Don’t Know What We’re Doing

Editor of The Stinging Fly, one of Ireland's top literary magazines, Thomas Morris is no stranger to reading and writing short fiction. In the final countdown to the deadline for our short story competition we spoke...

Short Story Competition: A word from the Judges

With just a couple weeks left till the end of our annual Short Story Competition we spoke to the Judges to find out exactly what the short story means to them.  Today we spoke to award-winning novelist Susan...

Short Story Competition: A word from the Judges

With just a few weeks left till the end of our annual Short Story Competition we spoke to the Judges to find out exactly what the short story means to them.  Today we spoke to Alessandro Gallenzi,...

Short Story Competition: A word from the Judges

With just a few weeks left till the end of our annual Short Story Competition we spoke to the Judges to find out exactly what the short story means to them. First we spoke to writer and...

“We live in the age of the beautiful book” – interview with Chris Riddell

Writer, illustrator and current Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is becoming an increasingly familiar name to stumble upon in the literary world. He has collaborated on projects with Neil Gaiman, Russell Brand and is an...

Interview with Selina Nwulu – Young Poet Laureate for London

Yesterday, Selina Nwulu was chosen from 6 young poets to be the new Young Poet Laureate for London. Supported by Foundation for FutureLondon and London's Writer Development Agency Spread the Word, this year-long role offers...

An Interview with Calisi Press

In recent months Ferrante Fever has been catching. If you haven’t already heard of the anonymous Italian female author who’s achieved international acclaim, the entire finished series of her famed Neapolitan novels awaits you:...

O Brittania Where Art Thou? An interview with Mohammad Zahoor

by Steven O’BrienThis 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 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...

‘Just Books and Language’ – Interview with Abel Cutillas by Heather Wells

‘Just Books and Language’ – Interview with Abel Cutillas, co-owner of Llibreria Calders, Sant Antoni, Barcelona by Heather WellsBernat Puigtobella walks me to the Calders bookshop in the trendy neighbourhood of Sant Antoni, Barcelona....

Interview with Senior Curator Daniel Robbins

Heather Wells interviews Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator of the Leighton House Museum talking about the current exhibition, A Victorian Obsession. Thank you for letting us interview you Daniel, I’ve been to see A Victorian Obsession...

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....

Mave Fellowes – Q&A

Odeline is quite an unusual character, what was your inspiration for her?I am intrigued by prickly, antisocial characters, especially cantankerous young people. I saw a very bad children's magician once at a Christmas party....

London Books Interview by Francesca Baker

Back in the mid 1990s, support for Chelsea FC, a suburban upbringing, and a love of writing brought John King and Martin Knight together. A long-standing admiration for the work of Alan Sillitoe and...

An interview with the editor of The London Magazine, Steven O’Brien

The London Magazine interviews Steven O’Brien, editor of The London Magazine ahead of their first general poetry competition.The London Magazine have begun running more writing competitions in the past few years with the next...

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