An interview with George Saunders

This morning I listened to an interview with George Saunders on Radio 4. I was fascinated by what he had to say. So much so that I have transcribed the … Continue reading An interview with George Saunders

Transmuted his personal substance into art

Aubrey Beardsley (1872 – 1898) was an artist, illustrator and author. His black ink drawings were influenced by Japanese woodcuts and his work was, not infrequently, considered ‘improper’. He was … Continue reading Transmuted his personal substance into art

Which novel has sold most?

This question was asked in last week’s Sunday TIMES: Of course there is no complete data to refer to but it is thought that Don Quixote tops the list. It … Continue reading Which novel has sold most?

‘Thanks, friend’

Gone Fishing with Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, along with the Undertones, John Peel, Gabriel García Márquez , Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, Mice and men. This film is for my … Continue reading ‘Thanks, friend’