A couple of nice author stories from The Independent today.
Martin Amis describes himself as a "gynocrat" in an interview with Christina Patterson, and says he believes that the world would be better run by women. His new novel, The Pregnant Widow, is about the sexual revolution, and is due out in September
Her teacher once wrote of her "She is stubborn, arrogant, she has no respect," but Chinua Achebe calls her is "a new writer endowed with the gift of ancient storytellers." Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has a new collection of stories out, set between Nigeria and America called The Thing Around Your Neck. (You can read the title story over at Prospect Magazine.)