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Monthly Archives: February 2010

“What’s so wrong with having a sense of humour?”

ASH Smyth meets his poetic heroin(e) and suffers a Dictaphone malfunction   When you step outside, perhaps you’ll see an envoy from the Nobel Literature Committee; though it’s unlikely. This was my attempt at ‘finishing’ Wendy Cope’s contribution to the GLF’s Opening Lines Project. I figured it did the job, a fragment of Cope-style (Copious?) [...]

Heil, Mary…

Review of voice-and-piano, at the Goethe-Insitut.

The Canterbury Tale-teller

Interview (and beers) with Rana Dasgupta, enfant génial of Indian letters.

Chicken dancing, naughty Tamil literature, and Rana Dasgupta goes Solo (outdoors)

Galle Literary Festival diary – part 3.

(Beer and) Roving on the literary circuit

Despatches from the Galle Literary Festival (SL Sunday Times).

Geoff Dyer, Michael Frayn, and other people who were or were not there

GLF diaries – part the second.