Category Archives: Author Interviews

‘I’d better get cracking’: Author David Mitchell on turning 50

By | January 12, 2019

David Mitchell is the author of seven novels, including bestsellers Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and The Bone Clocks, and was born on 12th January 1969. To mark his 50th birthday, Rose Harris-Birtill sent him ten interview questions on his birthday wishes, his fictional alter-ego, and his next book. A huge… Read More »

Q&A with Edgar Landgraf

By | December 11, 2018

Edgar Landgraf answered some questions for us about his new co-edited volume, Posthumanism in the Age of Humanism: Mind, Matter, and the Life Sciences after Kant, now available from the series New Directions in German Studies. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Aims to bring historical context and theoretical reflection to bear on… Read More »

Q&A with Graham Huggan

By | September 17, 2018

Graham Huggan answered a few questions for us about Colonialism, Culture, Whales, his new book in the Environmental Cultures series. Start reading Colonialism, Culture, Whales on Bloomsbury Collections.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? Colonialism, Culture, Whales looks at the transition from whale hunting (in the past) to whale watching (in the present),… Read More »

Q&A with Natasha Periyan

By | September 5, 2018

Natasha Periyan answers a few questions for us about The Politics of 1930s British Literature, her new book in the Historicizing Modernism series.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? A study of how 1930s writers engaged with education as they explored shifting democratic ideals, new gender identities and new aesthetic forms. What… Read More »

Q&A with Michael Dean Clark

By | August 29, 2018

Michael Dean Clark answered a few questions about Creative Writing Innovations, now available in paperback. How would you describe your book in one sentence? I’d describe our book as 16 instigations toward conceiving the study of creative writing outside the assumption that traditional approaches like the workshop model are inherently best practices and must be… Read More »

Q&A with Clint Burnham

By | June 20, 2018

Clint Burnham answered a few questions for us about his new book in the Psychoanalytic Horizons series, Does the Internet Have an Unconscious? How would you describe your book in one sentence? We can only understand the internet by thinking about it psychoanalytically: in terms of our desires, anxieties, enjoyment, and repression. What drew to… Read More »

Q&A with Marie Kolkenbrock

By | April 4, 2018

Marie Kolkenbrock answered some questions about her new book in the New Directions in German Studies series, Stereotype and Destiny in Arthur Schnitzler’s Prose: Five Psycho-Sociological Readings. How would you describe your book in one sentence? Through five psycho-sociological readings, my book shows how Arthur Schnitzler’s prose texts suggest that stereotype and destiny form a… Read More »

Q&A with Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado

By | March 14, 2018

Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado answered a few questions for us about the new volume he edited, Mexican Literature in Theory.  How would you describe your book in one sentence? An engagement between Mexican literature from the 19th to the 21st century and different schools of literary and critical theory, to explore the ways in which… Read More »

Q&A with Willard Bohn

By | February 13, 2018

Willard Bohn answered a few questions for us about Reading Apollinaire’s Calligrammes. How would you describe your book in one sentence? This book reviews all of the previous scholarship for nineteen poems in Calligrammes, provides a detailed analysis, and, in many cases, proposes a new interpretation. What drew you to writing about this subject? I… Read More »