an interview with Neil Astley
BLOODAXE publishing legend, poet and novelist NEIL ASTLEY is engagingly quizzed by Kirsten Norrie for MONK about his experience of living (and nearly dying) in Australia, the soul’s search for its release in language – and his affinity for the humble sheep.
Former Carmelite nun and Oxford author CATHERINE COLDSTREAM travels to Cambridge to talk exclusively for MONK with poet and former Archbishop of Canterbury DR. ROWAN WILLIAMS on the relationship between faith, spirituality and the life of the imagination.
Sophie Lévy Burton explores the extraordinary palette of artist DAVID SOMERVILLE and his power of bold abstraction
Steve Petford enjoys a high-spirited talk to best selling novelist SUSAN HOWATCH about the whys and hows of her extraordinary STARBRIDGE series and her own mystical path. I’VE LONG BEEN a fan of the novels of Susan Howatch particularly the the compelling inner-worlds of the ecclesiastical characters that inhabit the cathedral sagas of the Starbridge […]