Nicola Barker

Illustration of a French bulldog by Dan Mitchel
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The novelist on her French bulldog’s diet, wedding shows on TV and ‘Go Set a Watchman’

Sarah Churchwell

The US literature professor learns it can be worth hanging out with academics

Illustration of a woman backstage by Shonagh Rae
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Martha Kearney

The BBC presenter runs into a nightmare ahead of ‘Don Giovanni’

Illustration for 'Feast of the Senses'
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Andrew Hill

The FT’s management editor gets to try a ‘Feast for the Senses’

Illustration of Australia
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Gideon Rachman

The FT’s chief foreign affairs commentator in Australia

Illustration of a supermarket aisle
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Maggie Fick

The FT’s new West Africa correspondent touches down in the Ivory Coast

Detail from an illustration by Shonagh Rae of a many fly-fishing
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Jeremy Paxman

Trout fishing in southern England and Glasgow’s Burrell Collection

Illustration of a dentist by Shonagh Rae
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Nicola Barker

The novelist on her new dentist, an increasing addiction to Instagram and watching ‘Car Share’ episodes

illustration by Luke Waller
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Ali Smith

The guest director of the Brighton Festival on Agnès Varda’s première and the Sonia Delaunay exhibition

An illustration by Luke Waller depicting a queue at El Celler de Can Roca
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Miranda Carter

The British historian on the pleasures of lunch and joining Twitter

Jane Owen

The editor of FT House & Home visits Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Philippe Sands

The law professor on fathers and sons, and his film ‘A Nazi Legacy’

John Thornhill, the FT’s deputy editor

‘I have spent much of my life striving to understand Russia but it will be unfathomable long after I am dead’

Lionel Barber

The editor of the FT on China, censorship and catfish economics

Jeremy Paxman

One of TV’s most feared interviewers ponders Britain’s general election

Geoff Dyer

The English writer on the terrors awaiting ageing authors

Kent Russell

‘Has a pigeon ever alighted on your desk? It is a cause for concern’

Jan Dalley

The FT’s arts editor on London’s Hackney Empire, the relationship between the creative arts and authoritarianism — and Hong Kong’s artful disorder

Jeremy Paxman

The broadcaster and FT contributing editor on his recent visits to Chile and Tunisia

Alice Fishburn

FT Weekend Magazine’s deputy editor on the discerning nature of burglars, Britain’s bureaucracy and spotting Tom Stoppard watching his own play