At the young age of 23, Robbie Coburn has startled the literary world with the rawness and power of his words. In this interview, he talks about his love for poet Alan Ginsberg, as well as why he’s now working on a novel about sex.
Make It Matter
1. The material or substance of a discourse, book, etc., often as distinguished from the form
2. Something of consequence
Talk to author Geoffrey McSkimming and two things will stand out: his utter passion for his work and his equal passion for wife and co-creator, magician Sue-Anne Webster. In this interview, the bestselling author tells his secret to expertly blending work and love. Also, discover why after 25 years of having his work published by other people, he’s decided to go it alone.
Actress and writer Noémie Kocher appeared on my Skype screen; a vision of true elegance. I thought that we’d be chatting about her extensive film, television and stage career – and we did. But as well, the conversation quickly turned to issues of politics, power and her vision for a better future.
First impression of painter and sculptor Craig Waddell is that he’s not holding back. He’ll tell you about his numerous accomplishments – from professional cricketer to award-winning artist.
Ask Jules Faber what the most important ingredient is to living a creative life. He’ll begin to answer, then his daughter will interrupt him to tell him she’s just lost a tooth (the second for the week). He’ll acknowledge her, then slip back into his discussion with you as easily as you can imagine. Adaptability, he’ll say. And you believe him.
French poet and novelist, Jehanne de Champvallon could be the subject of a poem by Baudelaire or a play by Wilde. And she’s not afraid to follow from the transgressive authors who inspire her.
Clothing designer Muiccia Prada is – at least ostensibly – an odd choice for an article in a series called “How to make what matters”. Whilst she’s creative and designs beautiful clothes for her label Miu Miu, she is after all, just a clothes maker.
Dave Eggers sits at the fore of a selection of writers who use the power of the word to create social change.
Creative lives with social impact.