Tag: Dwyer Murphy

Richard Flanagan: More Corpses Than Words

October 2014

The author of Booker-shortlisted novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North talks with Dwyer Murphy about the Death Railway, family history, and the trouble with empathy.

Fiery Appetites

September 2014

The novelist and reproductive rights advocate on motherhood, sex, and the sensuality of restaurant life.

Laura van den Berg: The Odd Moment

March 2014

The author of The Isle of Youth on Florida, her influences, and the pressures of conformity that female writers face.

A Spring Cleaning

October 2013

When the previous summer’s blackout revealed that Barrett kept his family on an electric well pump rather than pay the town for water, Patrick had eased his mother’s shame by announcing that nothing pleased him better than a bath in the pond.

The Art Of Not Belonging

September 2013

The multi-award winning writer on immigration reform, returning to Haiti in her new book, and why Wikipedia is still “micro-categorizing women writers.”

How to Make a Life

July 2013

The acclaimed novelist and short story writer talks about sensual sentences, the controversy surrounding his first novel, and why his “enemy is blasé, detached, ironic art of any kind.”

History of Omission

May 2013

The Pulitzer Prize winner on the intersection of human rights work and playwriting, telling stories that are "profoundly unheard," and why she thinks a lot of writing about Africa amounts to little more than "pornography."

Origin Stories

April 2013

The Guatemalan writer on his grandfather's escape from Auschwitz, translation as collaboration, and giving readers "the words they deserve.