Ian McEwan’s new novel, Sweet Tooth, is full of references to his own life and the Britain of his youth. Maya Jaggi talks spies, finding happiness, and his dark early work with the acclaimed novelist.
Maya Jaggi is a cultural journalist and critic in London, whose award-winning writing ranges from global literature, and cultural comment, to travel. A writer of long-form arts profiles for the Guardian Review for over a decade, she has interviewed subjects from Gunter Grass to Oprah Winfrey, and also writes for the Independent, Financial Times, Economist and Newsweek, and contributes to the BBC. Educated at Oxford University and the London School of Economics, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Britain's Open University in 2012 for her outstanding contribution in journalism, especially in “extending the map of international writing.”
The Colombian novelist talks to Maya Jaggi about his father’s murder and his new book, 'Oblivion,' as memorial.
Is the Arab world’s biggest literary festival shutting out Egyptian publishers? By Maya Jaggi.