Writer Madeleine Thein will be a guest at the upcoming Perth Writers Festival. She is the author of three novels and her latest, Do not say we have nothing, was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. The novel follows the lives of three musicians and their families through tumultuous events in China’s modern history. You can hear this delightful and informative interview Madeliene Thein recorded with Canada’s CBC Radio.
Philosopher and novelist Rebecca Goldstein talks about her favourite philosophical novels for the website fivebooks.com.
This is a longer read, but worthwhile for Goldstein’s take on, among others, Middlemarch and Moby Dick, and the influence of Spinoza on fiction.
Isaac Chotiner has a delightful interview with Zadie Smith on Slate. Articulate, thoughtful and funny, this is perfect weekend reading.