Follow this link for the audio of a 20-minute conversation I had last week at the London offices of Prospect magazine with their Arts & Books editor Sameer Rahim. For me it was very engrossing.
Sameer's Twitter avatar is a picture of Joseph Conrad, which would be a fine thing to do at any time; but if you should cross his path at any point then the tale of why he chose Conrad at this particular moment is well worth the telling.
This is the billing on the Prospect site:
In Prospect’s latest podcast, the novelist
Richard T. Kelly discusses a Conservative Home Secretary struggling to cope
with a multitude of problems: terrorism, civil liberties, immigration
and human rights. But
Kelly isn’t talking about the former Home Secretary Theresa May; he’s
talking about David Blaylock, the protagonist of his new political
thriller The Knives. Through Blaylock, Kelly explores the difficulties of being a politician in the 21st century: the knives are out for you, always.