Category Archives: Author Interviews

Interview with Mikhail Epstein

By | June 15, 2021

The below is an interview with the author of The Phoenix of Philosophy, Mikhail Epstein. How would you describe your book in one sentence? This book is about the intellectual movements in the late Soviet Union that helped to destroy the totalitarian system built on the Marxist philosophical foundation. What drew you to writing about this subject? All existing histories of Russian and Soviet philosophy end their coverage in the mid-twentieth century, which happens… Read More »

Edwidge Danticat on Diaspora and Identity

By | February 22, 2021

The Haitian diaspora today, in my view, is very big and complex. You now have a lot of Haitian-born millennials who are adding another very important layer to the conversation. Some of them are in media, and what is highlighted about them is not even that they’re Haitian. They’re just out there excelling and doing their thing.

Q&A with Tara Mokhtari

By | March 28, 2019

Tara Mokhtari answers some questions about the new edition of her book The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing. How is the The Bloomsbury Introduction to Creative Writing unique? There are two key ways in which my book is unique. The first is that the overall approach focuses on the connection between knowledge and creative writing.… Read More »

‘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 »