Sheila Heti wrote a children’s book, We Need A Horse. Here’s a brief Q&A about it.
When I was moved over to the arts section, four years ago, the first author I interviewed was David Gilmour, who had just published a book called The Film Club. It was a small book about his relationship with his son Jesse. At the time, neither of us had any idea that it would eventually sell over half a million copies around the world. I sat down with David again, recently, to talk about his newest book, The Perfect Order of Things, which I think is one of the best novels published this year.
Jonathan Auxier, an American writer who was raised in Canada, recently published his first book, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. I talk to him in today’s paper.
I was lucky enough to travel the American Whiskey Trail earlier this year. It involved a lot of drinking. My notes were, er, sketchy at best. Here’s the resulting story.
I met Wayne Johnston at a bar, the other day, to talk about his new novel A World Elsewhere. It was one of the hottest, stickiest, days of the summer, and the heat was affecting us both. I didn’t think this would be one of my better interviews, yet we spent always two hours discussing his newest book. A fraction of the interview is in today’s paper.
I quite like Graham Swift. His Booker Prize-winning novel, Last Orders, is very good. If you haven’t read it yet, you should. I talk to him about Wish You Were Here, his new novel, in today’s paper.