Interviews

‘We Live with a Legacy of Great Violence and Fear’: An Interview with Christy Ann Conlin

Speaking with the author of The Memento about assault narratives, ghost stories and the healing work of fiction. 

‘Be Silent, Recover My Strength, Start Again’: In Conversation with Elena Ferrante

Speaking with the author of the Neapolitan Quartet novels and Frantumaglia about why readers have trouble with challenging portrayals of women, the supposed sin of narcissism, and smoking cigarettes.

‘The Job Had to be Done’: An Interview with Roméo Dallaire

The General and author on living with PTSD, normalizing mental illness and the Don Quixote bent to his life. 

‘It Was More Fun When We Thought We Could Win’: An Interview with Noah Richler

The author of The Candidate on pissing off the CBC, the future of the NDP and whether he’d run for election again. 

‘Female Friendship as Survival Strategy’: An Interview with Jennifer Reeder

The director of Crystal Lake on short films, the power of props, and how we cope weirder as we get older. 

Nathan Hill in Conversation with John Irving

 The authors discuss Hill’s debut work, his love of dysfunction, and why you need to think about writing a novel the way you think about keeping a garden. 

‘At First You Don’t Want Death to Mean Anything’: An Interview with Kristopher Jansma

The author of Why We Came to the City on losing someone to cancer too young, and how New York reminds everyone they’re not special. 

Writing Fan Fiction with Margaret Atwood

Talking with the author about her new prison-set adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Hag-Seed.

‘I’m Happy When I’m Inside a Book and I’m Not When I’m Not’: An Interview with Jonathan Safran Foer

Talking with the author of Here I Am about different notions of home, the downsides of television development, and whether or not he’ll ever write another book.

‘He’s Going to Go to His Island to Scream’: An Interview with Kevin Barry

Talking with the author of Beatlebone about fictionalizing the life of John Lennon, the hard time Kate Bush gets in the book, and why rock novels are almost always disasters.