On books & ideas

Interview profiles

Best-selling authors

David Nichols

Kathy Reichs

Anthony Horowitz on Bond and Alex Rider

Alexander McCall Smith

Freya North

Chris Cleave

Graeme Macrae Burnet

Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar


Thinkers & figures

Jeremy Paxman

Alastair Campbell

Nawal El Saadawi

Jeffery Archer

Nujeen Mustafa (and Christina Lamb)

Paddy Ashdown

AC Grayling (also on a boat and on vegetarianism)



Andrew Motion

Simon Armitage


And lastly…

Meeting Hemingway’s grandson

Do condensed reading apps really work? (plus my first-person verdict…no)

Surviving the Frankfurt Book Fair

Why winning a Booker is “second only to an early death” for sales