Face to Face
Interviews are an art form in and of themselves – the German journalist Thomas David talks in depth with the great figures of English-language literature of the past twenty years.
Featuring a foreword by Graham Swift.
Thomas David has been in a continuing conversation with contemporary writers since the mid-1990s. He has interviewed big names on individual novels, their writing practice and the social and political subjects of their times. The result is a book on what is essential, not just in writing but also in life.
Thomas David in conversation with
Martin Amis, Paul Auster, John Banville, Julian Barnes, Sebastian Barry, John Berger, Rachel Cusk, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, James Ellroy, Paula Fox, Jonathan Franzen, Patricia Highsmith, John Irving, Kazuo Ishiguro, P. D. James, A. L. Kennedy, John Le Carre, Jonathan Lethem, Hilary Mantel, Ian McEwan, Toni Morrison, V. S. Naipaul, Michael Ondaatje, Richard Powers, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, James Salter, Zadie Smith, Muriel Spark, Graham Swift, John Updike, Barbara Vine and many more.
»Thomas David is a good and gifted companion of writers and an astute listener to them.«