Interviews

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

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.

SNAKE'S PROGRESS

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.

EASY DOES IT

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.

THE NAKED TRUTH

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.