Q&A with author Charlotte Hobson

‘Which literary character most resembles me? I see myself in every book that moves me — from Dostoyevsky to Nancy Mitford to Donna Tartt’

Q&A with author Muriel Barbery

My favourite place in the world? Shinnyodo, a small hill with a temple in Kyoto. It’s a deeply unpretentious and deeply spiritual place

Q&A with author Ottessa Moshfegh

What music helps me write? I find that listening to 1990s hip-hop inspires me with courage when I’m afraid of what’s happening — or not happening — on the page