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Keeping a closer eye on…Sophie Mayer

Every so often we find an exciting new writer (or publisher) upon whom you should keep an eye and ask them a few questions. Sophie Mayer is a poet and academic based in London; her new collection ‘The Private Parts of Girls’ is published by Salt this year. An introduction to Sophie can be found here – interviewed by Anna Kirk, this is the longer … Continue reading Keeping a closer eye on…Sophie Mayer

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Keep an eye on…Sophie Mayer

Every so often we find an exciting new writer (or publisher) on whom you should keep an eye and ask them a few questions. Sophie Mayer is a poet and academic based in London; her new collection ‘The Private Parts of Girls’ is published by Salt this year. Interviewed by Anna Kirk, a longer transcript of their conversation is also available here.   You are … Continue reading Keep an eye on…Sophie Mayer

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Interview with James Shapiro

Copyright: Philippe Cheng James Shapiro is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and author of the award-winning 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare. His most recent book, Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? explores the origins and various incarnations of the authorship controversy surrounding Shakespeare’s plays. The Literateur was fortunate enough to meet James in London, and emailed off … Continue reading Interview with James Shapiro

World Book Night, 5th March

World Book Night is fast approaching. On Saturday 5th March, 20,000 people will give away one million selected books to members of the public across the UK and Ireland. An original idea by Jamie Byng of Canongate Books and endorsed by the Publishers Association, the Booksellers Association, the Independent Publishers Guild, the BBC and a host of other literary organisations, it is perhaps the most … Continue reading World Book Night, 5th March

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Interview with Sean Bonney

Sean Bonney was born in Brighton, raised in the north of England and now lives in East London. His poetry has been described as something that ‘attacks rather than seduces‘ and forms an important voice among the British avant-garde. His publications include, among others, Document: poems, diagrams, manifestos (Barque Press, 2009), Baudelaire in English (Veer Publication, 2008) and Blade Pitch Control Unit (Salt, 2005) as … Continue reading Interview with Sean Bonney