‘I read Catherine McNamara’s work once, twice then three times and it gets even better with each read. Her words are deft and swift, yet have such weight.’
Here is an interview from i-D onlinemagazine with co-founder Alex Tieghi-Walker about A Tale of Three Cities, where my story ‘Taxidermy’, a tale inspired by druggie friends in Berlin, was published in April. Issue One featured Zadie Smith and Issue Two has a wicked interview with the ever-smug and enquiring Alain de Botton :
A Tale of Three Cities: Titular nods to Henry James and Dickens coupled with artistic output from contributors inhabiting the European mega trifecta of London, Paris and Berlin make for a wonderfully beguiling read.
Do you agree with Alain de Botton that Proust can change your life (beyond developing a predilection for madeleines)? I like that Alain has the conviction to declare that any novelist can change your life. In a way he’s focusing a brilliant argument on just one writer but the belief that literature has a seminal power like no other, is one I totally believe.