Having finished Rose Tremain's new book Trespass
nearly a fortnight ago, we are waiting very patiently to hear
whether or not we have an interview.
It is very curious and highly readable novel. The theme is
the Brits taking over property in SW France. Nothing new there of
course but this is written from the perspective not just of the
Brits but of the French villagers as well. Parts of it reminded me
of Adam Thorpe's excellent The Standing
Pool which I loved. Mr. Thorpe was one of the early videos on The
Interview Online. The reviews are just beginning to come out
and we will let you know as soon as possible whether our wishes
have been granted.
What is far more definite is an interview with Assaf
Gavron tomorrow 2nd March. I'll confess to being a Gavron ignoramus
until Croc Attack! landed on my desk.Film rights are
already in devlopment with the team behind "Run, Lola
The subject matter might not instantly be seen as
laugh a minute, but Gavron has found plenty of deep black humour in
the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and suicide bombings. The author
is in London this week and is being interviewed by BBC World
Service's The Strand and
Radio 4's Midweek.
We are in good company!