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Lionel Shriver: ‘I’ve lost friends because of my political opinions’

The bestselling author and ‘Woke-baiting’ provocateur has a new book of essays. She talks Brexit, Megxit and alienating people with Patricia Nicol

Sep 22, 2022

Hanya Yanagihara on cultural appropriation and avoiding her reviews

Ahead of her appearance at the Southbank Centre this weekend, the bestselling author of A Little Life and To Paradise chats to Patricia Nicol about the expectations placed on female authors and the idea of the great American novel

Feb 17, 2022

Why London’s green spaces are more important than ever

Having never been more important than in the past year, London’s outside spaces are evolving for the better. Patricia Nicol explores the green and pleasant land being created in our streets and meets the people with the big ideas behind it

Apr 23, 2021

Bernardine Evaristo: it’s been a very, very long journey

She’s best known for her Booker-winning novel but Bernardine Evaristo is returning to her drama school roots. She talks to Patricia Nicol about the future of theatre, finding fame 40 years into her career and her mixed feelings on her new OBE

Jan 26, 2021
ES Magazine

The team behind the most Instagrammable shop in London

You would expect the new Louis Vuitton store to bring the wow, but even so… Patricia Nicol meets the team behind London’s most Instagramable shopfront


Nov 13, 2019
ES Magazine

Tessa Traeger on her newest exhibition

Tessa Traeger is one of the outstanding still-life photographers of her generation, and her new exhibition is her most exciting yet. Patricia Nicol meets her

Sep 24, 2019
ES Magazine

How Jamael Westman landed the leading role in Hamilton

Jamael Westman had only been in two plays before landing the lead role in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Winner of this year’s Emerging Talent honour at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, he tells Patricia Nicol how he did it

Dec 7, 2018
ES Magazine

Artist Marina Abramović on marriage and masochism

After five decades beguiling art lovers with cutting-edge happenings, Marina Abramović opens up to Patricia Nicol about marriage, masochism and why she’s moving to London

Oct 3, 2018
ES Magazine

Kehinde Wiley on his Jacko portrait, meeting Obama and his early life

He talks to Patricia Nicol about death threats, recurring themes and fabulous dinner parties

Jul 25, 2018
ES Magazine

Meet Bunny Christie: London's most astonishing set designer

Bunny Christie's astonishing set designs have the power to transform productions and transport audiences. She tells Patricia Nicol how she does it...

Dec 15, 2017
ES Magazine

Acclaimed artist Idris Khan on how he 'fell into art'

Ahead of his forthcoming politically infused show, Patricia Nicol meets the acclaimed artist

Oct 5, 2017
ES Magazine

Can you teach someone to write a bestseller?

With 62 publishing deals and a glittering roll call of alumni, it’s rapidly earning a reputation as the book world’s fame school. Patricia Nicol finds out its secrets 

Aug 18, 2017
ES Magazine

Jamie Bell on fatherhood, anxiety and falling for Kate Mara

He shot to fame playing a young ballet dancer from an impoverished mining town. Now he’s a bona fide Hollywood star with a string of blockbusters under his belt. Jamie Bell talks to Patricia Nicol about fatherhood, anxiety and falling for his new wife, Kate Mara

Aug 10, 2017
ES Magazine

Nell Stevens on moving to a deserted island to cure her writer’s block

She didn’t finish her novel — but her memoir of her time there is summer’s must-read. Patricia Nicol meets her...

May 25, 2017

Dominic Dromgoole: 'Hamlet always felt like it was ahead of me'

Former Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole talks to Patricia Nicol about taking Hamlet to nearly every country in the world, founding his own film company and the unpleasantness surrounding Emma Rice’s departure

Apr 12, 2017
ES Magazine

Oman: where to stay, eat, drink and visit

On the south-easternmost corner of the Arabian Peninsula, Patricia Nicol finds the perfect place for a power break

Apr 6, 2017
ES Magazine

Josie Rourke on why 2016 has been the year of the woman in theatre

All-female ensembles, unforgettable star turns and off-stage power players. It’s been the year of the woman in theatre, says the Donmar’s artistic director, Josie Rourke

Nov 24, 2016