Graham Swift

Graham Swift

"When I started out back home there was a long list of publishing houses and imprints. The names are still there, but they have been coalesced into these big conglomerates."

Mary Roach

Mary Roach

"Researchers who work with cadavers aren't often eager to talk to writers. They prefer to stay out of the spotlight, and I don't blame them. That was by far the hardest part of doing this book."

Joseph O'Connor

Joseph O’Connor

"That's another thing I like about 19th century fiction —it tended to try and answer all the questions. Which is the other absolute fear in contemporary fiction. It's a wonderful thing to have said about you in a review now, 'The book raises more questions than it answers.'"

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