Posts by Pete Mitchell
Posted 13 March 2015
Tony Harrison, winner of the 2015 David Cohen Prize for Literature, chats to Book Trust about social mobility, Northernness, The Daily Telegraph, and poetry as politics.
Read ''Everything I do is poetry': an...'
Posted 2 March 2015
Born into a working-class family in Leeds in 1937, he is one of the last surviving examples of the grammar-school boys that Richard Hoggart famously described in The Uses of...
Read 'Tony Harrison's School of Eloquence '
Posted 24 December 2014
Pete Mitchell looks at the best translated fiction books from 2014.
Read 'Best of 2014... translated fiction '
Posted 17 July 2014
Pete Mitchell finds out more about Oxygen Books.
Read 'Oxygen Books: A world of reading'
Posted 22 April 2014
Pete Mitchell talks to Turkish translator Feyza Howell about her favourite Turkish literature and why she does what she does.
Read ''We're all related, telling one another...'
Posted 24 January 2014
Pete Mitchell spoke to Best Translated Fiction 2014 writer Drago Jančar about this year's anthology, how politics effects European writing and how literature thrives in a modern age.
Read 'A perplexing of everything: an interview...'
Posted 8 April 2013
We talked to Heather Reyes, editor of the new city-pick: St Petersburg, about the fascination of Russia and the joy of unearthing the unexpected.
Read 'city-pick heads to Russia '
Posted 21 January 2013
We catch up with John O'Brien, founder of Dalkey Archive Press, to discuss translation, the joy of discovery, and the point of literature.
Read 'Interview with John O'Brien, Dalkey Archive'
Posted 19 December 2012
There's a story by Danilo Kiš in which the heretic Simon Magus wanders the deserts of the Middle East years after Jesus' resurrection, preaching that the god of the Christians...
Read ''As if he were convulsed, or...'
Posted 26 July 2012
Will Self, not for the first time in his long and storied career, is not amused. He's at City University, talking about Kafka's Metamorphosis, and poor Gregor Samsa running all...
Read ''Other Words for Funny': Will Self,...'