Naim Attallah
ISBN: 9 780704 301665
PB • 628pp
230 x 145mm • £8.95

‘My objective ... is to lay before the reader the experience and thoughts of various men from whom we can perhaps learn something about ourselves and the times in which we live...’

From the Author’s Introduction
His first collection of interviews with 29 distinguished men, which would become the template for six more anthologies of what was to become a remarkable achievement. The decade it took to complete this endeavour has produced a canon of in-depth interviews with some of the most interesting and influential people of the twentieth century. Singular Encounters contains conversations with Sir Harold Acton, Lord Alexander QC, Michael Aspel, Mark Birley, William F Buckley Jnr, Sir Raymond Carr, Maurice Cowling, Quentin Crewe, Nigel Dempster, Andre Deutsch, Dominick Dunne, J K Galbraith, Monsignor Gilbey, Lord Goodman, Derek Hill, Stanley Hoffmann, Richard Ingrams, Lord Lambton, Yehudi Menuhin, William Rees-Mogg, William Rushton, Arthur Schlesinger Jnr, Colonel Tiownend, John Updike, Sir Fred Warner. Auberon Waugh, Edmund White, Sir Gordon White and A N Wilson.

‘Naim Attallah is a good interviewer. He is curious about other people; he is modest enough to let them say their piece without feeling the need to put his oar in; he is obviously a good listener. And he gathers some plums...’ Lynn Barber, Independent on Sunday