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Ruth Starke in conversation with Hannah Kent
Hannah Kent has enjoyed enormous international success with her first novel, Burial Rites, a reimagining of the life and death of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman to be executed in Iceland for murder. Published in Australia ...
A Kind of Craziness: Susanna Moore on Women, Writing, Sex and Feminism
The closing scene of Susanna Moore's 1995 novel, In The Cut, remains one of the most shocking and powerfully written episodes of sexual violence by a contemporary female author. Narrator, Frannie Avery, watches as her ...
Interview with Bill Gammage, 28 October 2013
Bill Gammage is a historian and Adjunct Professor in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University. He taught history at the University of Papua New Guinea, the University of Adelaide and the ANU. ...
Sudeep Sen: an Interview
An in-depth interview with poet, editor and critic Sudeep Sen, discussing his various books, postcolonial theory, and form. Extensive quotations from his poetry are included.
Jane Montgomery Griffiths' Theatrical Poetics
As scholar of the Classics and drama studies, Jane Montgomery Griffiths has devoted much of her artistic practice to interpreting the voices of women who have either been censored or misinterpreted throughout history. ...
When Patriarchy Strikes: An Exclusive Interview with Qaisra Shahraz
Qaisra Shahraz is a UK-based novelist, activist and educationist. She was born in Pakistan and has spent most of her life in the Western world. Qaisra Shahraz as an author and intellectual represents the New Age Muslim ...
Writing a Life Between Gender Lines Conversations with A. Revathi about her autobiography The Truth About Me: A Hijra Life Story
A. Revathi was born physiologically male but felt and behaved like a girl - this is how she tells her story, as will be clear from the interview below. Nearly her whole childhood, spent in a village in Salem district of ...
Peter Stansky, historian and writer, in conversation: George Orwell and the Spanish Civil War.
Peter Stansky is an eminent Emeritus Professor of History, specialising in Modern British History, who has been at Stanford University since 1968. I sought him out for his expertise on Orwell while researching at the Hoover ...
In conversation with Shyamala Gogu , Dalit feminist writer, Poet, and Activist
Shyamala Gogu is a Dalit feminist writer, poet, and Activist in Andhra Pradesh, India. She edited Nallapoddu:Dalitha Sthreela Sahityam 1921-2002 (Black Dawn: Dalit women's writings, 1921-2002). It was followed by ...
Writers in Conversation, February 2014: Contributors (interviewers)
List of interviewers for the first issue of Writers in Conversation (February 2014)