A Season In Hell

In April 2006 Ramin Jahanbegloo, a Canadian-Iranian scholar and philosopher, was arrested in Tehran and spent the next four months in Evin Prison, answering questions about his alleged role in a “soft overthrow” of the government.

Reinventing the Book – A Q&A with Hugh McGuire

Books have never been individual pursuits. There are editors and put-upon friends, colleagues, trusted advisors, agents, mothers and fathers, workshoppers, copyeditors, proofreaders, designers … all of whom influence what book is finally published. No writer is an island.

Bear – A Defence of Reading

I am an enemy to the concept of “inappropriate” as here described, because it is a veiled form of an uglier – less “appropriate” – term, namely censorship