For twenty-three years, the University of East Anglia’s Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies has hosted an International Festival of Literature during which the world’s greatest authors, including winners of the Nobel, Booker, Whitbread, Orange and all other major literary prizes are interviewed by the Centre’s head, Professor Christopher Bigsby. WRITERS IN CONVERSATION faithfully records these public sessions.
Like Volumes 3 & 4 published in 2011, WRITERS IN CONVERSATON VOLUME 5 reveals in their own words the working methods and psychological motivation behind some of the most famous written works in the English language.
WRITERS IN CONVERSATION presents fascinating, in-depth and often startling and amusing opinions from Martin Amis, Beryl Bainbridge, Pat Barker, Michael Chabon, Alan Hollingshurst, John Fowles, Jonathan Franzen, Toni Morrison, Donna Tartt, Amy Tan, Muriel Spark, Ian McEwen, Michael Frayn, Philip Pullman, and others.
The interviews are also invaluable sources of biographical information and snapshots of the lives of our greatest writing minds.