The Irish master discusses the creative impulse, his writing process, and why he finally started writing about queer characters.
“I had no intention of writing about childhood or Kentucky in the 90s or being a queer person there…”
“In fiction you have an obligation to show representative characters… you don’t just want to show a bunch of freaks.”
This is easily one of the best debut novels of the year: an unflinching, lyrical dissection of tragedy and trauma — large and small.
The Man-Booker author Alan Hollinghurst talks about Tennyson and taking ecstasy.
From the archives: a chat I did five years ago with 2018’s visual artist of the year.
Forget the Springboks. On training with the Jozi Cats, Africa’s first competitive gay rugby team.