Unthank Books, founded by TLC readers Ashley Stokes and Robin Jones, are publishing two books with the Arthur Miller Centre at UEA on Sept 15th, Writers in Conversation vols 3 & 4. Writers in Conversation includes interviews with a wide variety of writers who reveal in their own words the working methods and psychological motivation behind some of the most famous written works in the English language.
These next two volumes in the Writers in Conversation series include fascinating, in-depth and often startling and hilarious opinions from Martin Amis, Rose Tremain, Salman Rushdie, Doris Lessing, William Boyd, Jung Chang,Jonathan Franzen, Toni Morrison, Colm Tóibín, Amy Tan, Stephen Poliakoff, Irina Ratushinskaya, David Guterson, Jane Smiley, and others.
For twenty-one years, the University of East Anglia’s Arthur Miller Centre for American Studies has hosted an International Festival of Literature during which the world’s greatest authors, including winners of the Nobel, Booker, Whitbread, Orange and all other major literary prizes are interviewed by the Centre’s head, Professor Christopher Bigsby. Writers in Conversation faithfully records these public sessions.
In addition to Writers in Conversation, Unthank Books will publish a novel in October, The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens, completed by David Madden. The novel is the completion of Dickens’ unfinished mystery.