Great interviews of our time
Free: two books, with the 'Independent on Sunday' print edition on 23 November and 30 November
Tuesday 18 November 2008
For more than two decades, the interviews published in 'The Independent' and 'The Independent on Sunday' have been the envy of the rest of the media. From this weekend, readers have a chance to be reminded why, and to savour some of the most celebrated encounters again, in two 128-page anthologies – one devoted to men and the other to women.
Written by such acclaimed interviewers as Lynn Barber, Zoë Heller, Robert Chalmers, Deborah Ross, Hunter Davies, Cole Moreton, John Walsh, Marianne Macdonald, Will Self and Sebastian Faulks, the two volumes are by turns empathetic and confrontational, informative and subversive, poignant and hilarious; they are also, above all, highly entertaining.
Volume One: Men, Sunday 23 November
Includes interviews with George Michael, Tom Wolfe, Melvyn Bragg, Uri Geller, Jimmy Savile, Salman Rushdie, Helmut Newton, Arthur Scargill, Peter Mandelson, Don King, Ian Paisley, Osama bin Laden, David Irving, Robert Kilroy-Silk, Edward Heath, Gordon Ramsay, Nick Griffin, Peter Ackroyd, Hunter S Thompson and Martin Amis
Volume Two: Women, Sunday 30 November
Includes interviews with Paula Yates, Kate Moss, Tori Amos, Imelda Marcos, Esther Rantzen, Norma Major, Ruby Wax, Elle MacPherson, Rosemary Conley, Marie Helvin, Gillian Wearing, Ninette de Valois, Zadie Smith, Susie Orbach, Sinéad O’Connor, Kim Cattrall, Yoko Ono, Ann Coulter, Meg Mathews, Ellen MacArthur, Cerys Matthews, Fenella Fielding, Doreen Lawrence and Nancy Dell’Olio
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- 2 Trevor Noah: Jon Stewart's replacement faces online criticism over 'anti-Semitic' tweets
- 3 Martha Stewart accuses Snoop Dogg of 'smoking for four hours' during Justin Bieber Roast
- 4 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 5 Syrian child photographed 'surrendering to camera because she thought it was a gun'
Costa Concordia: Shipment of Mob drugs was hidden aboard cruise liner when it hit rocks off Italian coast, investigators say
Martha Stewart accuses Snoop Dogg of 'smoking for four hours' during Justin Bieber Roast
University of Cambridge: Remains of 1,300 scholars are found under building
Jeremy Clarkson 'could be given minder' ahead of a potential Top Gear return
Turkey power cut: Prime Minister says nationwide blackout could be caused by terrorists
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
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