Vol. 6 No. 1 (2019): February

Welcome to the February 2019 issue of Writers in Conversation. In this issue we publish four new interviews with writers from India (novelist Jerry Pinto and poet Sanjukta Dasgupta), Sri Lanka (novelist and poet Daya Dissanayake) and Australia (novelist Steven Carroll), and we are also reprinting a 1994 interview by R.P. Rama with Sri Lankan author Yasmine Gooneratne, who lived and taught in Australia for many years. 

The links between Australia, India and Sri Lanka are many and varied, and it is pleasing that this selection of interviews reflects this in many ways. The interview with Australian novelist Steven Carroll also reflects international literary links with authors such as T.S. Eliot and Iris Murdoch.

The interviews range in style from formal text-based interviews conducted by email, sometimes with more than one interviewer contributing, to transcripts of informal face-to-face conversations edited for publication.

We hope you enjoy this varied collection of conversations with writers.

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner (editors)

Published: 2019-02-03