Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

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INTERVIEW – JOSTEIN GAARDER
April 4, 2011 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – JOSTEIN GAARDER

By Marina Kemp
Jostein Gaarder is the multi-million selling author of Sophie’s World, The Solitaire Mystery & numerous other novels, short stories & non-fiction collections. His latest book, The Castle in the Pyrenees is written in …

INTERVIEW – ELLA HICKSON
April 3, 2011 – 12:04 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – ELLA HICKSON

by Tristan Summerscale
Ella Hickson arrived onto the theatre scene in 2008 with her debut play Eight, which won a Fringe First, The Carol Tambor ‘Best of Edinburgh’ Award and was nominated for an Evening Standard Award. Eight …

THEATRE – DC MOORE
February 25, 2011 – 4:22 pm | No Comment
THEATRE – DC MOORE

DC Moore’s new show Honest is ‘the tale of a man battling with his compulsion to tell the truth, an addiction that leads to a night which spirals out of control.’
Can you give us a …

INTERVIEW – MELISSA DUNNE AND KATIE MCCULLOUGH
December 15, 2010 – 2:19 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – MELISSA DUNNE AND KATIE MCCULLOUGH

By Adam Smith
Cut Off is a cycle of short plays about the government’s cut in Arts Council funding and is now showing at the Tristan Bates Theatre until 11 December. Adam Smith caught up with …

INTERVIEW – DBC PIERRE
September 14, 2010 – 4:41 pm | One Comment
INTERVIEW – DBC PIERRE

by John Syfret
DBC Pierre’s first novel, Vernon God Little, was published in 2003 and won numerous awards, including the Man Booker Prize. His second novel Ludmilla’s Broken English was published in 2006. His third novel …

INTERVIEW WITH TIM PARKS – TEACH US TO SIT STILL
August 23, 2010 – 11:05 am | No Comment
INTERVIEW WITH TIM PARKS – TEACH US TO SIT STILL

by John Syfret
Tim Parks has spent the last 25 years living and working in Italy. He has had a great deal of success: with his non-fiction works, chiefly describing the complexities and nuances of the …

INTERVIEW – MIGUEL SYJUCO
June 7, 2010 – 12:43 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – MIGUEL SYJUCO

by John Syfret

Miguel Syjuco cuts a trim and dapper figure when I meet him, dressed in light chinos and collared shirt, he is at ease in the sweltering heat of a glass-topped room in King’s …

Underwood: Interview with Toby Litt
May 21, 2010 – 9:58 am | No Comment
Underwood: Interview with Toby Litt

by Katy Darby

Do you like short stories? Do you remember vinyl? If the answer to both these questions is yes, then you, sir or madam, are the target audience for the quirky, cool and …

Interview – Learn Something Every Day
May 5, 2010 – 5:20 am | No Comment
Interview – Learn Something Every Day

What a lovely idea from some lovely people. Every day visitors to their site send them facts, and they pick one to turn into an illustration. Manchester based design agency Young have signed a deal …

INTERVIEW – ALICE AIKEN, LIBERAL DEMOCRAT CULTURE ADVISER
April 25, 2010 – 2:33 pm | No Comment

By NFTU Arts Features Editor Michael Amherst

1. There seems to be some disagreement within the frontbench team on which department’s budgets are ring-fenced; Vince Cable has said no departmental budget is ring-fenced whilst David …

INTERVIEW – PAUL MURRAY
April 12, 2010 – 6:57 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – PAUL MURRAY

by Tristan Summerscale

Paul Murray’s latest novel, Skippy Dies, could not have come out at a more relevant time in terms of some of the dark subject matter that it discusses. Set …

INTERVIEW – JOE MENO
April 10, 2010 – 6:43 am | One Comment
INTERVIEW – JOE MENO

By Adam Smith
The Great Perhaps is Joe Meno’s fifth novel, but his first to be published in the UK. NFTU caught up with Meno, who teaches as well as practices creative writing, to discuss …

INTERVIEW – LORIN STEIN ON LITERATURE
March 9, 2010 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – LORIN STEIN ON LITERATURE

By Jacques Testard
Lorin Stein is a senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York City. He has edited, amongst other works, The Savage Detectives and 2666 (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in …

INTERVIEW – MAUREEN DUFFY
December 21, 2009 – 3:23 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – MAUREEN DUFFY

by Hannah Gilkes
Maureen Duffy (b. 1933 in Worthing, Sussex) is a notable contemporary British poet, playwright and novelist. She has also published a literary biography of Aphra Behn, and The Erotic World of Faery a …

INTERVIEW – PIERS PAUL READ
November 4, 2009 – 12:21 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – PIERS PAUL READ

by Miguel Cullen
The August afternoon hangs dappled over the low Hammersmith terraces, and Piers Paul Read is speaking into a microphone. He is reflective, going over his whole life, from school up to his latest …

INTERVIEW – DUNCAN JONES
October 5, 2009 – 11:13 am | No Comment
INTERVIEW – DUNCAN JONES

by Cathy Thomas

‘For a little indie film, we’ve done extremely well.’ Modest words from director Duncan Jones, whose debut film Moon has scooped high critical acclaim across this summer’s festivals.
Moon, starring Sam Rockwell as …

INTERVIEW – DAVID VANN
September 4, 2009 – 12:22 pm | One Comment
INTERVIEW – DAVID VANN

by Chris Vernon
The lead character in your book Legend of a Suicide, Jim Fenn, is somewhat based on your own father James, or at least takes a lot from him. Was it your intention to …

INTERVIEW – FRED FELLOWES
August 4, 2009 – 12:10 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – FRED FELLOWES

by Chris Vernon
Fred Fellowes is a man with a plan. After six years, his Secret Garden Party is one of the most talked about festivals on the summer calendar, but unlike most rival events, it …

INTERVIEW – NEIL BRAND
August 4, 2009 – 12:02 pm | No Comment
INTERVIEW – NEIL BRAND

by Cathy Thomas
Neil Brand has been composing music for silent films for nearly twenty years, and can often be found performing at the National Film Theatre on London’s Southbank. Cathy Thomas speaks to him about …

INTERVIEW – MIMI POSKETT
August 4, 2009 – 11:42 am | No Comment
INTERVIEW – MIMI POSKETT

by Jemimah Steinfeld
Mimi Poskitt is one half of the brains behind documentary-theatre company Look Left Look Right Productions. Alongside other artistic director Ben Freedman, the company have been exploring a distinct mix of national tragedies …