Writers


Peter James – Research? I’m dead serious

Peter James is a bestselling crime writer who takes his preparatory fieldwork to alarming limits. By Jenni Frazer. As benefits a crime writer, Peter James’s London flat is a mystery. try as you might, you will not see a regulation front door, hall or porter. Instead, there is a gate, which gives out mixed signals: […]

  • 27 June, 2008

Christopher Hitchens: “Bellow, Amis and me.”

Combative political commentator Christopher Hitchens discusses Jews, friends and enemies with Jenni Frazer. Former radical Trotskyist, Christopher Hitchens is in fine form — even after an overnight flight from Washington, countless cigarettes and a couple of double measures of Johnny Walker Black Label whisky. He is in London to take part in a double act […]

  • 2 March, 2007

Martin Amis: The JC Interview

Martin Amis talks about his new ‘Jewish’ novel, his Jewish daughters, his ‘mentor’ Saul Bellow, ‘vile, poisonous’ Islamist violence and the complacent critics of Israel. By Jenni Frazer. No one can curl a lip quite like Martin Amis. The writer and essayist, a winningly crumpled 57, has reservoirs of contempt for any number of things […]

  • 6 October, 2006