Eileen Gray: convincingly depicted in Patricia O’Reilly’s re-creation of an interview between the Irish modernist designer and the British journalist Bruce Chatwin.

Fictionalising real people is tricky. An author no longer has free rein with characters. When information exists in the public domain readers will (...)

An unpublished interview by Bruce Chatwin with Irish designer  Eileen Gray in 1972 for the Sunday Times when her lacquer screen, Le Destin, sold for $64,000, a then record, inspired Patricia O’Reilly’s new novel

My impetus to write The Interview was a remark at a lunch that Bruce Chatwin had interviewed Eileen Gray in 1972 for The Sunday Times when her lacquer(...)

This morning, Damon Albarn was a man on a mission. He left his house before dawn and headed towards the Thames to shoot footage of the river, w(...)

Photograph: Reuters / Alessandro Garofalo

Small black notebooks with rounded corners were the MacBooks of Paris-based artists and writers like Henri Matisse and Ernest Hemingway in the (...)