Simar Bhasin

‘In rooms where people are alone’

Here, the debut novelist speaks about her ideas of home and belonging, writing in an era of global climate change and what she intends to work on next. 

26 Feb 2020

The Dutch House: American author talks about 'going back to books'

The Dutch House is the story of Danny and Maeve Conroy, a brother and sister who grow up in a fantastically beautiful and elaborate mansion outside of Philadelphia.

25 Jan 2020

Humour too relies on chaos, says Lucy Ellmann’s with her new book 'Ducks'

American-born Scotland-based writer Lucy Ellmann’s Ducks, Newburyport, was named the winner of The Goldsmiths Prize for 2019.

03 Dec 2019

Plastic Emotions with Shiromi Pinto

Minnette fascinated me. She also intimidated me. I wanted to know her better and bring her story to a wider audience.

12 Nov 2019

The Anarchy: Emphasising loot, plunder by the British in William Dalrymple's new book

What this book fixes on is the fact that India was actually conquered not by a nation state, but far more sinisterly, by a corporation.

29 Oct 2019