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Interviews – Page 5 – Scottish Review of Books


The SRB Interview: AL Kennedy

October 26, 2009

AL KENNEDY was born on October 22, 1965 in Dundee. After studying English and drama at Warwick University, she worked as a children’s puppeteer. During this period, she wrote the stories that formed her first book, Night Geometry And The Garscadden Trains, which was published to acclaim in 1991. In...

The SRB Interview: Richard Ford

October 21, 2009

Richard Ford was born in Jackson, Mississippi, on February 16, 1944. He was an only child, the son of a travelling salesman who died from a heart attack when Ford was sixteen. Despite suffering a mild form of dyslexia, he went on to study at Michigan State University, where he met Kristina Hensley,...

The SRB Interview: Douglas Dunn

October 20, 2009

DOUGLAS DUNN was born in Inchinnan, Refrewshire, on 23 October, 1942, into a working class environment. At school, he was gifted at English and History, but his lack of aptitude with Maths and Science prevented him going to university. Instead, he studied at the Scottish School of Librarianship in Glasgow....

The SRB Interview: Alice Thompson

October 19, 2009

BORN IN EDINBURGH, Alice Thompson’s first artistic endeavour came not in literature but in popular music. After reading English at Oxford, she joined The Woodentops, a succès d’es-time, as keyboardist in the mid-Eighties, touring with, amongst others, The Smiths and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds....

The SRB Interview: Edna and Michael Longley

October 19, 2009

PROFESSOR EDNA LONGLEY has had a powerful influence on the literary culture of Northern Ireland though her teaching at Queen’s University, and through the English Society she ran, which in part led to the creation of The Seamus Heaney Centre. She was born in Dublin in 1940, and educated at Trinity...

The SRB Interview: Michael Faber

October 15, 2009

MICHEL FABER WAS BORN in 1960 in The Hague, The Netherlands. In 1967, he moved with his family to Australia, where he later studied, amongst other subjects, philosophy and English. After graduating in 1980, he held a number of casual jobs before training to become a nurse. In the mid-nineties he moved...

The SRB Interview: Ian Jack

October 14, 2009

Born in 1945, Ian Jack spent his childhood in Lancashire, where his father had moved in search of employment, and North Queensferry. The boats he watched as a child sail the Firth of Forth sparked a life-long passion; he also has an equally enduring interest in railways, and he writes about both forms...

The SRB Interview: Angus Peter Campbell

September 14, 2009

Angus Peter Campbell – The SRB Interview NOVELIST, POET, journalist, and actor, Angus Peter Campbell/Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul was born in South Uist in 1952. Campbell left Uist to attend secondary school in Oban, where he was taught English by Iain Crichton Smith. He graduated from the University...

The SRB Interview: Janice Galloway

September 2, 2009

  Volume 5 Issue 2 Janice Galloway – The SRB Interview JANICE GALLOWAY was born in Saltcoats in 1955. She studied Music and English at Glasgow University, going on to work as an English teacher throughout the Eighties before quitting education to concentrate on writing. Her first novel, The...