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I wanted to write about the Second World War from a woman's perspective (January 09, 2018)
Interview of Hallgrímur Helgason by Bernard Strainchamps

Hallgrímur Helgason is an Icelandic author and artist. He has written several novels, as well as a children’s book, poetry, has worked for film, radio, and theatre, and regularly publishes articles in Icelandic and international newspapers.

Goodbye, Vitamin

Rachel Khong is a writer and editor for the late magazine Lucky Peach. Goodbye, Vitamin is her first novel.

Don't I Know You?
That's what good art does - it makes us feel seen, and known, and understood (January 09, 2017)
Interview of Marni Jackson by Lara Touitou

Marni Jackson is a writer based in Toronto. Don’t I Know You? is her first collection of short stories.

The Words In My Hand

Guinevere Glasfurd lives in Fens, near Cambridge. Author of noticed short stories, her obtained a grant of Arts Council England for the writing of "The Words In My Hand, her first novel.

I like to divide myself in two characters (February 14, 2016)
Interview of Steve Toltz by Lara Touitou

Steve Toltz is an Australian writer. Quicksand is his second novel.

Kinder Than Solitude
Physical violence is not as interesting as psychological violence (October 11, 2015)
Interview of Yiyun Li by Lara Touitou

Yiyun Li is a Chinese American award-winning writer. She was named a MacArthur fellow in 2010. Kinder Than Solitude is her second novel.


Christos Tsiolkas is an Australian writer. Barracuda is his latest novel since his bestselling novel The Slap.

Something I was interested in was the way the institutions affect an individual (August 25, 2015)
Interview of Darragh McKeon by Lara Touitou

Darragh McKeon grew up in Ireland and worked as a theater director before writing All That is Solid Melts Into Air. This is his first novel.

I love books that dip in and out of several characters' heads (July 06, 2015)
Interview of Emma Straub by Lara Touitou

Emma Straub is an author living in Brooklyn. She notably writes for Rookie. The Vacationers is her second novel.

Spilt Milk
I wanted to write about the effects of war on everyday life (June 24, 2015)
Interview of Amanda Hodgkinson by Lara Touitou

Amanda Hodgkinson is a British novelist. Her debut novel 22 Britannia Road was an international bestseller. Spilt Milk is her second novel. She lives in France.

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr is the author of two short story collections and two novels. His latest novel All The Light We Cannot See won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in Idaho.

I thought it was a kind of redemption story (April 22, 2015)
Interview of David Nicholls by Lara Touitou

David Nicholls is a British novelist and screenwriter. Us is his fourth novel and was longlisted for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.

The Blondes
I like to think of writing more like a radar than a mirror (April 20, 2015)
Interview of Emily Schultz by Lara Touitou

Emily Schultz is the co-founder of the literary journal Joyland. Her novel, Heaven Is Small was named a finalist for the Trillium Book Award alongside books by Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro, as was The Blondes.

Arab Jazz
Writing crime fiction came to me very naturally, after fifteen years spent filming and gathering stories (February 03, 2015)
Interview of Karim Miské by Bernard Strainchamps, translated by Lara Touitou

Karim Miské was born in 1964 in Abidjan. He is a writer and a documentary filmmaker. Arab Jazz is his first novel.

Books are reflections of a writer's preoccupations (January 26, 2015)
Interview of Stuart Nadler by Lara Touitou

Stuart Nadler is a writer and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In 2012, the National Book Foundation named him a “5 Under 35 Honoree”. Wise Men is his first novel.

We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel

Matthew Thomas was born in the Bronx and grew up in Queens. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he has an MA from the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University and an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His New York Times bestselling novel We Are Not Ourselves has been shortlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award.

The Convert's Song
Having covered terrorism for years, I’m fascinated by radicalization (December 03, 2014)
Interview of Sebastian Rotella by Bernard Strainchamps

Sebastian Rotella is the author of Triple Crossing. He is a senior reporter for ProPublica, a newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism in the public interest. He covers international security issues. He was a Pulitzer finalist for international reporting in 2006.

Next to Die
Manchester has everything a crime writer needs (November 21, 2014)
Interview of Neil White by Bernard Strainchamps

Neil White is a criminal lawyer and a writer. He is based in Manchester.

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng is a writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Everything I Never Told You is her first novel.

Ugly Girls
Everything I write is about loneliness (November 03, 2014)
Interview of Lindsay Hunter by Lara Touitou

Lindsay Hunter is the author of the story collections Don’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s. Ugly Girls is her first novel.