Joseph O’Connor, right, on Geoff Mulligan: “Geoff is very clear and honest when he thinks the book is going wrong, losing focus, lacking clarity. He wants you to write what you mean”

Geoff Mulligan is publisher-at-large for Harvill Secker, where he edits a number of authors, including Louis de Bernieres, JM Coetzee, Julia Franck(...)