“All art aspires toward music, so I try, as far as I can, to make a symphony out of the language.”
Jamaica, a truly post-lapsarian paradise, is the subject of Margaret Cezair-Thompson’s The True History of Paradise. Fellow writer Randall Kenan dives into the scenery, the intent and the influences that gave birth to this epic first novel.
Irvine Welsh has been coined as the acid house badboy of Scotland. He also happens to write like a sonovabitch, a term he’d appreciate. Writer Jenifer Berman and Welsh discuss class allegiance, class betrayal, and “trainspotting” among the muckers.