"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars" - O.W.

Current Study

Recently Completed Study:
Ph.D thesis: "Mapping Planet Auschwitz: The Non-Mimetic in Anglo-American Fiction of the Holocaust"

Current Sub-Studies

Areas of Interest:
> Non-mimetic depictions of trauma
> literature, trauma, and ethics
> Science Fiction and Alternate History
> 20th and 21st century literature
> Comics
> Paratexts


I have extensive experience of interviewing various writers from historians to authors of young adult fiction. My speciality is science fiction and fantasy. I have conducted interviews of all sizes for the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF), Writing on the Wall (as part of the International Festival of Business), and Waterstones. My interviews are highly praised by audiences, organisers, publishers, and authors.

I am currently based in London organising monthly speculative fiction showcases for Gower Street's Waterstones in Bloomsbury, the events are called Sci-Fi Sessions and have been well received. I am also available to conduct interviews for events, festivals, and conventions. If you'd like to discuss booking me to conduct an interview please email me: drgrmorgan@gmail.com

Forthcoming Interviews
  • Zoe Gilbert and James Brogden (part of Sci Fi Sessions) - March 19th (tickets)
  • Golden Age Science Fiction panel (in association with the British Library), featuring Mike Ashley, Pat Cadigan, John Clute, and Roger Luckhurst (part of Sci Fi Session) - April 26th
  • Claire North, Megan Hunter, and Anne Corlett (part of Sci Fi Sessions) - May 14th
  • Emma Newman and Adrian Tchaikovsky (part of Sci Fi Sessions) - June 13th
Past Interviews
  • Gareth Powell and E. J. Swift for Waterstones (part of Sci Fi Sessions) - February 19th
  • Lucy Hounsom, Vic James and Anna Smith Spark for Waterstones (part of Sci Fi Sessions) - January 15th
  • Nick Harkaway and Paul McAuley for Waterstones (part of Sci Fi Sessions) - November 23rd
  • Anne Charnock for the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) - November 22nd
  • Gary Budden and M. John Harrison for Waterstones - Nomber 9th
  • Cory Doctor and Ada Palmer for Head of Zeus and Waterstones - November 8th
  • Alison Littlewood and M.R. Carey for Waterstones (part of Sci Fi Sessions) - October 30th
  • Adam Roberts and Jeff Noon for Waterstones (part of Sci Fi Sessions) - September 25th at 6.30pm
  • Ned Beauman for Waterstones - September 13th at 6.30pm
  • Anthony Horowitz for the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts (June, 2017) - listen here [paywall]
  • Laurence Rees for the Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts (May, 2017)
  • M.R. Carey for Waterstones (May, 2017)
  • Laini Taylor for Waterstones (April, 2017)
  • Chris Beckett for Waterstones (October, 2016) 
  • Scroobius Pip for (August, 2016)
  • V. E. Schwab for Waterstones (August, 2016) - listen here
  • Ra Page (editor at Comma Press) and Andy Sawyer (Science Fiction Foundation Librarian) for Writing on the Wall, part of International Festival for Business (June, 2016) - report here
  • M. R. Carey for Waterstones (April, 2016) 
  • Claire North for Waterstones (September, 2015)
  • Patrick Ness for Waterstones (September, 2015)
  • David Mitchell for Waterstones (August, 2015) - transcript here
  • Robert Irwin for Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (June, 2015) 
  • Lavie Tidhar, via e-mail for my own blog (May, 2015) - transcript here
  • Genevieve Cogman and Lucy Hounsom for Waterstones (May, 2015)
  • Gareth L. Powell, via e-mail for Vector: The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Fiction Association (April, 2015) - transcript here
  • Emily St. John Mandel for Waterstones (March, 2015)
  • M. R. Carey for (February, 2014)
  • Joe R. Lansdale, via e-mail for Twisted Tales (November, 2011)
  • John Reppion, via e-mail for Twisted Tales (October, 2011)
  • Guy Garvey, for ICON Liverpool University Student Radio (March, 2009)
Interviewing Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Chris Beckett (Waterstones, 2016)

Interviewing Booker Prize-nominated author David Mitchell (Oh Me Oh My, 2015)

Interviewing Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author Emily St. John Mandel (Waterstones Liverpool, 2015)

In conversation with Andy Sawyer and Ra Page for Writing on the Wall Festival (IFB 2016)

Having a laugh on stage with YA and Fantasy author Laini Taylor (Waterstones Liverpool, 2017)

Wide shot of interview with Laini Taylor (Waterstones Liverpool, 2017)

Wide shot of interview with award-winning DJ and podcaster Scroobius Pip (Leaf, 2016)

Interviewing Scroobius Pip (Leaf, 2016)

Interviewing bestselling YA author V.E. Schwab (Waterstones Liverpool, 2016)

Wide shot of interview with V.E. Schwab (Waterstones Liverpool, 2016)

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