Recent Books

Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Writing is a way of getting rid of shame’

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard’s bestselling, deeply exposing six-part memoir has been a literary sensation the world over – and upset not a few of his relatives. Here he talks about memory, male shame and why he can understand the warped thought processes of mass murderer Anders Breivik. . . . Read More »

John Irving on Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner – and the right way to wrestle an angry bear

At 73, John Irving has lost none of his fighting spirit. The writer and ex-wrestler lets rip at Trump, US politics, Caitlyn Jenner’s critics – and the ‘extreme patriotism’ of the Great American Novel. Then he throws our interviewer to the floor. . . . Read More »

Pittsburgh Poet Recites Positive Poems

Billie Nardozzi writes poems every week for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. It’s for love, not money: He pays for the privilege of getting them into print. . . . Read More »