Tony_Juniper_420Dorthe Nors: Voices in the mist
The author of Karate Chop and Minna Needs Rehearsal Space talks about her UK debut, her home by the sea and growing older laughing.

Tony Juniper: Green growth
The environmental campaigner tells Mark Reynolds about voting and acting greener, why a Labour-SNP pact would work best for the environment, and the need for a new Nature and Wellbeing Act.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen untamed
The author of One Night, Markovitch talks to Mark Reynolds about hopeless love, literary freedom and mythmaking around the Arab-Israeli War.


Where science meets literature
Mark Reynolds rounds up the six shortlisted books for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize, announced by Chair of Judges Bill Bryson.

She-Wolf_featureWar stories for children
Mika Provata-Carlone discusses the unforgettably poignant stories in Akiyuki Nosaka’s The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine.

Jethro Soutar: Keeping the magic
The translator of Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel’s By Night the Mountain Burns reflects on the intricacies of interpreting fiction rooted in place.

The world’s pendulum is Antigone’s heart
Mika Provata-Carlone admires the revival of Antigone at the Barbican, and reflects on how the Ancient Greeks still define our humanity.

Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland  and Hans Ulrich Obrist: Time, self and story
A glossary for interconnected living from the authors of The Age of Earthquakes.


Sally O’Reilly: The mindful writer
The author of Dark Aemilia advocates delving into the subconscious to release and repurpose raw experience, random impressions and memories.


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Sarah Bannan: Coming of age novels
The author of Weightless picks her favourite books about negotiating the borders between adolescence and adulthood.


Dorthe Nors: Female killers
A man stays up late each night to satisfy his curiosity about murderous women and other perplexing phenomena.

Akiyuki Nosaka: The old she-wolf and the little girl
On the last day of World War II, an ageing wolf discovers a sick abandoned girl in a Manchurian sorghum field and decides to care for her.

Laura van den Berg: I looked for you, I called your name
Small disasters mount for a newly-wed couple on honeymoon in Patagonia. From the collection The Isle of Youth.


Scott McCloud: The Sculptor
Sample pages from McCloud’s first graphic novel in nearly a decade, about a young man prepared to give his life for his art.


Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel: Talking to the deads
From the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlisted By Night the Mountain Burns, translated by Jethro Soutar.

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen: The poet
From One Night, Markovitch, in which the hero’s reluctant wife spends a miserable year in the arms of a maker of bad rhymes.