Letter from the Editors

Welcome to our August 2015 issue of Writers in Conversation. It's hard to believe that we are already on our fourth issue, but we are delighted that fascinating interviews with writers are still coming our way. Many thanks to everyone who has worked at the often time-consuming (but very rewarding) process of interviewing and transcribing. Your efforts have really paid off.

As normal, there is a great mixture of writers interviewed in this issue: poets and writers of short stories, plays, fiction and science fiction from Ireland, England, India and Canada. One of the interviews considers the interviewing process itself.

We are proud that Writers in Conversation continues to be exciting and transnational, giving readers the chance to discover more about authors they know or who are new to them.

Happy Reading!

Nick Turner and Gillian Dooley, Editors


From Volume 4, no. 1, February 2017 Writers in Conversation will be published in Open Journal Systems and this website will no longer be updated.

Recent Submissions

  • Interviewing the Interviewer: A Conversation with Charlotte Wood 

    Charlotte Wood; Dooley, Gillian Mary (2015-07-23)
    Charlotte Wood is an Australian writer and editor, the author of four novels, most recently Animal People, which won the People's Choice medal in the 2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, with a fifth, The Natural Way of ...
  • In Conversation with Vijay Kumar Roy 

    Harle, Rob; Vijay Roy, Kumar (2015-07-23)
    Vijay Kumar Roy (b. 1978) has been recently honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, and Poet of the Month in the February 2015 issue of Poets International. He is editor-in-chief ...
  • An interview with Nike Sulway 

    Lisa Dowdall; Nike Sulway (2015-07-23)
    Nike Sulway’s latest book, Rupetta (2013), won the James Tiptree, Jr Award for a work of science fiction or fantasy that explores or expands our understanding of gender/sexuality. Rupetta begins four hundred years ago in ...
  • Vineetha Mokkil: An Interview 

    Naomi Jose; Vineetha Mokkil (2015-07-23)
    Vineetha Mokkil’s fiction is a perpetual search, raising provocative questions and gently urging readers to ponder over the answers. It reflects her deep interest in history and politics as well as her acute and often ...
  • ‘Drama is most certainly not a flourishing genre in Canadian Literature’: Allison McWood interfacing. 

    Allison McWood; R.P. Singh (2015-07-23)
    Allison McWood is a full-time, multi award-winning playwright, screenwriter and librettist from Ontario, Canada, who takes a particular interest in farce and satire. Allison holds an honours degree in English Literature ...
  • An interview with Ketaki Datta 

    Elisabetta Marino; Ketaki Datta (2015-07-23)
    Ketaki Datta is an Associate Professor of English at Bidhannagar College, Kolkata; a novelist, a critic and a translator. She wrote her PhD thesis on Tennessee Williams, which she published in 2011 under the title The Black ...
  • An interview with Paul Binding 

    Turner, Nick; Paul Binding (2015-07-23)
    Paul Binding is a British writer who has worked in many fields: he is a literary critic, novelist, reviewer and renowned expert in Scandinavian literature. His novels are Harmonica’s Bridegroom (1984, recently reprinted ...
  • On poetics, astrology and chiromancy with Irish poet and art therapist Gene Barry 

    Gene Barry; Sharma, Sunil (2015-07-23)
    Gene Barry refuses to be pigeon-holed, labelled or restricted. A person with impressive academic and literary attainments, the restive Irishman from Cork continues to leave footprints across nations – by his public readings ...