Rachel O’Brien has the dubious pleasure of meeting BNP press officer, Phil Edwards.
Anthony Loyd is a war correspondent for the The Times. He talks to Alice Fordham of his experiences in Bosnia, his concurrent problem with heroin addiction and his struggle to cope with normal life after the war ended.
In its twenty year history, Serpent’s Tail has consistently published writers from outside the literary mainstream. With Elfreid Jelinek picking up the Nobel Prize in 2004 and Lionel Shriver scooping the Orange prize last year for We Need to Talk About Kevin, founder Pete Ayrton can be confident that the risks he has taken have paid off.
Novelist, Restaurant Critic of the Year, TV Presenter, Columnist and self confessed ‘snooty public schoolboy from London’, Giles Coren gives Mark Grimmer his two penn’oth on The Art Of Good Journalism.
Truth and identity are inseparable for Benjamin Zephaniah, and as the title ‘Naked’ would suggest, it is a sense of truth that he is trying to uncover and unclothe. ‘I’m trying to strip myself down and just be as open and honest as I can’, he explains.
“A sense of compassion and the oneness of the entire humanity are values that you can reach without religion as such, and I think these are the basis of values that will bring about a happier humanity” says the Dalai Lama.
On returning from the prestigious Berlin Film Festival, the stars of Michael Winterbottom’s ‘The Road to Guantanamo’ were in for a shock at Luton Airport. Actor Rizwan Ahmed explains…
‘When a film answers the questions that it raises, well, the work ends there,’ says veteran filmmaker, Michael Haneke.
“I’m always gonna be in between places. Hence the name Sway. It only found meaning after I’d got that name, but that’s my battle in life, trying to keep a balance.”
Mark Grimmer talks to Helen Oyeyemi about her own experiences of Africa and her stratospheric rise to fame.