On tragic optimism and ethical creativity
Writer and Commonwealth Prize winner Rana Dasgupta explains his fascination with Delhi and reads the future of the world’s cities
Madeleine Thien didn’t think she could write about the Khmer Rouge. Then she found a character to lead her through the killing fields. On the challenges of writing about one of the 20th century’s unknown genocides.
He found his latest novel in his nightmares; in the zombie apocalypse, the terror and beauty of the everyday
On his novel of post-collegiate love and letters
On the uses and abuses of biography
On the Celtic Tiger, growing up, and learning to not be too precious
A cheat sheet to the Nextian universe