“Sometimes when I’m near water I can switch off and appreciate the beauty of it all, and in much of my painting I hope to convey this feeling. But at other times, I can’t help but fear the ocean’s power, and regret the damage we’ve done.”
As a companion piece to the third of our essays by Anna Iltnere about literary seaside houses – The Easternmost House – we present an interview with Juliet Blaxland.
“To have feelings for the natural world, we fundamentally need contact with it, something which is itself imperilled as we’re continually losing places of importance from our surroundings,” says British writer Julian Hoffman in an interview about his book “Irreplaceable”.
As a companion piece to the second of our essays by Anna Iltnere about literary seaside houses – Quoyle’s Point from “The Shipping News” – we present an interview with Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel.
“I think seeing the stars has probably never been so important. They locate us within the universe, show us where we live and allow us to grasp (even if it is just for a second) the sheer scale of life.” Matt Gaw
Kiran and Tom collaborated more than once before, blending their imagination and skills to create unique universes. Even now they are working on a joint book, which is still secret but will feature a lighthouse and a Greenland shark. I interviewed them together, although each was on a different continent when I received their answers.
As a companion piece to the first of our essays by Anna Iltnere about literary seaside houses – Shruff End from “The Sea, The Sea” by Iris Murdoch – we present an interview with Miles Leeson, lead editor of the Iris Murdoch Review.
My interview with English writer Philip Marsden, author of “The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination”, published in 2019 by Granta and available in the Sea Library.
“Greetings from Almaty!” she writes in her e-mail a few days ago. If British writer Caroline Eden is not at home in Edinburgh, she is most probably traveling the roads of Eastern Europe or Central Asia, and her explorations in different cultures have a special kind of prism – food.
My interview with British writer Stephen Rutt. His debut book “The Seafarers: A Journey Among Birds” is available in the Sea Library.