Transnational Literature

Welcome to the February 2015 issue of Writers in Conversation.


We are delighted with the response to our journal over the last year, and with the range of excellent contributions coming our way. This issue again shows how readily readers, students and scholars engage with the traditional and popular art of interview, often the very best way to learn more about writers and their craft. The writers can speak directly, without being subject to interpretation or theorising.

We are proud that this issue contains a mixture of writers old and new, established and not yet well-known. The writers featured here are from Canada, Australia, the UK and Bosnia; the chief forms used are novels and poetry although, as the interviews show, each field has infinite flexibility. The interviews, we hope, will prompt readers to try the work of these exciting voices.

Collectively, through the interviews, these writers share some very topical preoccupations; we also learn about the forms they use, who they write for and why they write. We hope you will enjoy reading them as much as we have.

Nick Turner and Gillian Dooley
, Editors


Interview with Canadian Poet and Playwright Henry Beissel: Heide Fruth-Sachs

It's Just Thought You Know': An Interview with Ken Bolton: Heather Taylor Johnson

Ken Bolton is a South Australian poet.

Interview with Jim Crace: Sameerah Mahmood

Jim Crace is a British novelist..

B.S. Johnson and Maureen Duffy: Aspiring Writers: A Conversation with Maureen Duffy: Melanie Seddon

Poet Maureen Duffy and the novelist B.S. Johnson met at college in 1956.

A Bosnian refugee who became a great story-teller: Adnan Mahmutovic on what drives him as a person and author: Sunil Sharma

Ventriloquism Days: In Conversation with David Mathew: David Farrer

David Mathew is a British novelist and short story writer.

Interview with Robin Robertson, Random House, London, 10 January 2011: Katrina Naomi

Robin Robertson is a British poet based in London.

Write from the Heart: An Interview with Brian Wrixon, a Poet from Canada: Ajit Kumar

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