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Monday, October 22, 2018

An interview with Alexander ‘Sandy’ McCall Smith: The professor who brought...

Alexander ‘Sandy’ McCall Smith has led a deeply unusual life. A renowned expert on medical law and bioethics, in which field he was a...

Chomsky & Ploychroniou, “Optimism over Despair”

The influence of Noam Chomsky's thought over the past half century on the scope and focus of public debate, as a leading intellectual and...

An interview with Bernard Cornwell

Most famous for his 24 novels about the Napoleonic War-era rifleman Richard Sharpe, Bernard Cornwell is perhaps the world’s best-known historical novelist today. Fantastically...

Nordic noir: The best of Icelandic fiction

Nordic Noir may not have the all-pervasive influence over British readers and TV viewers it did a couple of years ago, but it is...

An interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

Hailed in 2016 as “America’s greatest living science fiction writer” by The New York Times no less, and officially declared a “living legend” by...

The cult of celebrity and young fiction

If you visit the children’s section in almost every bookshop now, you will be confronted by a rather surprising phenomenon. Leaping out again and...

In Conversation with Dr Emma Jones

The Saint's Katie Munro sat down with Dr Emma Jones, an award-winning poet and currently-writing novelist, at the end of one of her evening creative writing classes.

Jólabókaflóð: the curious case of Icelandic publishing

Iceland is unique in the world: it is incredibly small, has a language spoken nowhere else, but publishes and reads more books than anywhere. That is without mentioning the Jólabókaflóð, a phenomenon unparalleled in global publishing.

In Conversation with Dr Emma Jones

The School of English's Dr Emma Jones, a poet and currently-writing novelist, sat down to chat about writing.

In conversation with Linda Spalding

The Saint sits down to talk with Linda Spalding, the award-winning Canadian novelist and editor, about her approach to writing, what she's learnt, and how aspiring writers might best set about the business.