Jean Plaidy

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Colm Tóibín: ‘I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colm Tóibín, award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and professor of the humanities at Columbia University, New York, was born in En(...)

Philippa Gregory: ‘I can’t imagine a historical period that isn’t interesting. When they look uninteresting [to me] it’s just because I haven’t looked at them seriously yet.’ Photograph: Santi U/Handout via Reuters

Many of us like to think that human nature is constant, that people 500 years ago were just like us. But Philippa Gregory, who has been bringing the p(...)