Interviews

Interview: James Kelman

3 August 2012 10:40

Born in Glasgow in 1946, James Kelman left school at fifteen to begin an apprenticeship as a compositor. His first…

Don Paterson interview

27 July 2012 13:10

Don Paterson was born in 1963 in Dundee. He moved to London in 1984 to work as a jazz musician,…

Interview: Nick Makoha’s shame

20 July 2012 8:30

“My shame was my father wasn’t there,” says Nick Makoha, the London poet who represented Uganda at the recent Poetry…

Interview: Bernard Wasserstein and the Nazi genocide

13 July 2012 8:45

As 1930s Europe moved towards the catastrophe of the Second World War, much of the greater part of the continent…

LA gangs, Arab feminists, and learning Classics

6 July 2012 8:30

‘There are more people teaching Ancient Greek in China than there are in Britain,’ declares Professor Edith Hall from the…

Transcript: IDS on Today

25 June 2012 12:15

Iain Duncan Smith appeared on the Today programme this morning. In a heated interview with Evan Davis, the work and…

Interview: Jorie Graham’s poetry

22 June 2012 15:30

Possessing a meticulously detailed and layered style, as well as having an exceptional ability to describe nature, Jorie Graham’s poetry…

Interview: John Irving on writing sexuality

15 June 2012 0:00

John Irving’s latest novel, In One Person is narrated by a bisexual writer, Billy Abbot, who recalls his high school…

The net delusion

8 June 2012 14:45

The internet is democratising and enriching the world, right? It’s happening now in the Middle East, isn’t it? No it…

Interview: Evgeny Morozov and the net delusion

8 June 2012 14:15

You are reading this article thanks to the greatest invention of the last 50 years: the internet. The web is…

Balls wants you to trust him

6 May 2012 18:24

It’s only ten days or so since Ed Balls was last quizzed by Andrew Neil, but there he was rehashing…

Osborne brings it back to the economy

6 May 2012 10:56

It wasn’t, as expected, Nick Clegg on Marr this morning but George Osborne as the coalition attempted to move the…

Cameron’s Euro line

29 April 2012 17:59

One line jumped out at me in David Cameron’s Marr interview this morning. When Andrew Marr asked him if he…

Cameron needs results that match his words

23 April 2012 10:21

Further to James’s post on the Cameron interview, here’s what jumped out at me: 1. ‘Governments have difficult months. This…

Cameron tries to return to the big picture

23 April 2012 9:05

David Cameron is out doing the media rounds today. He wants to, in his words, get back to the ‘big…

Balls lays into Brown — but why?

17 March 2012 10:51

Normally, pre-Budget interviews with shadow chancellors are dry and methodical. But the Times’s interview with Ed Balls (£) today is…

Nassim Taleb: Ban Tesco bonuses

12 February 2012 16:05

There have been precious few people able to make sense of the crash. The main commentators didn’t see it coming…

Dave talks film, finances and Europe

6 January 2012 13:28

It was the second of the Today Programme’s New Year’s interviews with the three party leaders today; this one with…

The Tories’ latest frustration with the Lib Dems

27 November 2011 15:26

Nick Clegg’s interview in The Observer today highlights what is fast becoming one of the biggest tensions in the coalition:…

Cameron cross-questioned

26 November 2011 15:33

A quick post just to add the Guardian’s interview with David Cameron to your Saturday reading list. It takes the…