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The One That Got Away – Kesara Ratnavibhushana

The Sri Lankan artist and photographer talks about the greatest shot he never got… and one he did. – For the Sri Lankan Sunday Times

Living in a ghost town

Ten years ago, I wrote the world’s first review of Chinaman, for the Sri Lankan Sunday Times. Last week, I interviewed Shehan Karunatilaka at the launch of his new novel, Chats with the Dead, at Barefoot Gallery. Here are the (brutally-abbreviated) highlights of those proceedings. – For The Sunday Times (SL)

‘Bad in life, good in the book’

A Q&A with writer and artist Dan Richards. – For Geographical

Intellectual MOT

Some thoughts on the enquiring mind, slang, and judging a book by its cover - in correspondence with Tia Goonaratna. – For The Sunday Leader

Good show(?)! – Mozart Undone

His circus-like extravaganzas have sliced and diced The Beatles, played fast and loose with Bob Dylan, and spawned successful imitations across the theatre scene in his native Denmark. Now the gleefully wilful director-cum-ringmaster Nikolaj Cederholm brings his trademark ‘theatre concert’ to London’s Barbican, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s temporary residence in the British [...]

Pieces of ‘im

Music-type interview with celebrity-portraitist Rich Hardcastle. – For Sinfini Music

Zona (my other Valentine)

A Q&A about a book about a film about a journey… ft. Geoff Dyer. – For Guernica

On tennis, Twitter and telly

Out-takes plus trailer for my forthcoming Geoff Dyer Q&A. – For Guernica

Paul, mate, you’ve got red on yer.

Interview with Paul Bettany, vis-a-vis his tricky and unglamorous role in Broken Lines. – For theartsdesk

Q&A with Sir John Tomlinson – 2

Part 2 – in which we discuss beards, Hungarian, and why the English can’t sing in English. – For theartsdesk