David Lodge reminisces about his friendship with Malcolm Bradbury.
In 2003, Jeanette Winterson profiled Ali Smith (The Accidental), who declined to discuss her private life and said “there should be no person between the reader and the book.” (Via Tingle Alley.)
James Campbell investigates Richard Wright’s unpublished last novel and finds it’s “not the roman à clef that admirers of Wright who know of its existence might expect.”
“The idea of a DVD magazine full of odd little films still sounds great. But maybe it’s the kind of idea that should be executed by somebody other than the editors of self-consciously weird literary magazines.” (Via Bookslut.)