December 11, 2016

Julia Bell interviews Kit De Waal

“Value your experience, value your voice, value where you come from. So that you can look at your work and say this is good, this is important.” – Kit De Waal discusses setting up the Birkbeck scholarship and the importance of inclusivity in writing and publishing.
December 11, 2016

Julia Bell interviews Kit De Waal Transcript

Transcript of Julia Bell’s Kit De Waal interview, December 2016
January 13, 2017

Leila Segal Interview

Leila Segal’s debut collection of short stories, Breathe: Stories from Cuba is out now from Flipped Eye Publishing. Leila talks to Melanie Jones about Cuba, her writing, and its connection to her advocacy work. Leila also shares her short story Luca’s Trip to Havana. You can buy a copy of Breathe here. Leila will be reading at MIRLive on […]
May 10, 2017

Aisha Phoenix interviews JJ Bola

JJ Bola talks to Aisha Phoenix about his debut novel No Place to Call Home
July 19, 2017

Sorrows of the Sun by Sogol Sur

Sogol Sur talks to Aisha Phoenix about her poetry collection Sorrows of the Sun.
September 4, 2017

Fiona Melrose talks about her new novel Johannesburg

Fiona Melrose’s second novel Johannesburg was published in August 2017 by Corsair/Little Brown. Fiona talks to Lauren Miller about her relationship with the landscapes she writes about, her own feelings of placelessness and how this influences her approach to writing untold stories.
October 8, 2017

Jenn Ashworth talks to Lauren Miller

With the launch of MIR 14 featured author Jenn Ashworth talks to Lauren Miller about the potential of the short story and promoting diversity in publishing.
January 8, 2018

Amer Anwar talks about his debut novel Brothers in Blood

Amer Anwar’s award-winning debut novel Brothers in Blood will be published by Dialogue Books on September 6, 2018. Amer, who graduated from Birkbeck with an MA in Creative Writing in 2010, talks to Aisha Phoenix about his journey to winning the Crime Writers’ Association’s Debut Dagger, cultural bias in publishing […]
January 14, 2021

Interview: Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton’s debut novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle met with great success, winning the Best First Novel prize in the 2018 Costa book awards and topping bestseller lists.
January 28, 2021

Interview: Marina Benjamin

Alice-Louise MacGillivray interviews writer and editor Marina Benjamin.
February 11, 2021

Interview: Nydia Hetherington

Alexia Sereti interviews author of 'A Girl Made of Air' Nydia Hetherington
March 11, 2021

SMALL PRESS FOCUS: Live Canon

Poetry Editor Lawrence Illsley interviews Director of Live Canon Dr Helen Eastman and showcases winning poems from the Live Canon Collection Competition
March 25, 2021

Interview: Femi Kayode

Catriona Bolt interviews author of 'Lightseekers' Femi Kayode
June 17, 2021

Interview: Iphgenia Baal

Alice-Louise MacGillivray interviews author of 'Man Hating Psycho' Iphgenia Baal
July 1, 2021

Interview: Imran Mahmood

Miki Lentin interviews author of 'I Know What I Saw' Imran Mahmood