Author Archives: Alexander Matthews

Listen up! The year in podcasts

Favourites from a year of listening.

Decoding the Past to Understand the Present

An interview with World War Two historian Sir Antony Beevor.

Being a Writer F*cks Up Your Life

Craig Higginson discusses his exquisite novel, “The Dream House”, writing practice and much more.

Author Colm Tóibín on ‘Pulling Things Up and Out’

The Irish master discusses the creative impulse, his writing process, and why he finally started writing about queer characters.

Garth Greenwell on the Poetry of Being an Outsider

“I had no intention of writing about childhood or Kentucky in the 90s or being a queer person there…”

Writing as Therapy: Damon Galgut on Unpicking a Psychological Knot Through Fiction

The award-winning gay author Damon Galgut reflects on the compulsion behind crafting stories –  and what it means to be a “real” novelist.

Acclaimed Author Edmund White on Capturing The Gay Experience

“In fiction you have an obligation to show representative characters… you don’t just want to show a bunch of freaks.”