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INTERVIEW: Ali Shaw

Ali Shaw Ali Shaw is the author of The Trees, The Man who Rained and The Girl with Glass Feet, which won the Desmond Elliott Prize for first novels. He grew up in Dorset and studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, then went on to work as a bookseller and at Oxford’s Bodleian Library. He lives with

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INTERVIEW: Padrika Tarrant

Padrika Tarrant Padrika Tarrant was born in 1974.  Emerging blinking from an honours degree in sculpture, she found herself unhealthily fixated with scissors and the animator Jan Svankmajer.  She won an Arts Council Escalator prize in 2005.  Fates of the Animals is her third work, following Broken Things (Salt, 2007) and The Knife Drawer (Salt,

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INTERVIEW: Oisín Fagan

Oisín Fagan is from Moynalvey, Meath. His novella, The Hierophants, won the inaugural Penny Dreadful Novella award in June, 2016. His story collection, Hostages, was published by New Island in September, 2016. He has had stories published in the Anthology, Young Irelanders, and The Stinging Fly. Tell us a little about your background (where you

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INTERVIEW: Leila Chatti. “Poems felt like little prayers.”

Leila Chatti Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet. The recipient of a scholarship from the Tin House Writers’ Workshop and prizes from Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest, Narrative Magazine’s 30 Below Contest and 8th Annual Poetry Contest, the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize, and the Academy of American Poets, her poems appear in Best New Poets, Ploughshares, Tin House, Narrative,The Missouri

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INTERVIEW: Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk’s ten previous novels are the bestselling Fight Club, adapted for for the screen by David Fincher; Survivor; Invisible Monsters; Choke; Lullaby; Diary; Haunted; Rant; Snuff; and Pygmy. He is also the author of Fugitives and Refugees, a nonfiction profile of Portland, Oregon, published as part of the Crown Journeys series, and the nonfiction collection Stranger

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