‘His death was very welcome and well-timed. I could not write my first novel as long as he lived, but I just had to write that book or I would not have long to live myself.’

If a man says such a thing about his father, you can imagine how intense the interview was. Man Booker Prize winner Edward St. Aubyn, who we spoke to in his neighbourhood in London, spoke with us about his marked childhood, the strength and weakness of irony, about writing to survive. Truly a meeting to remember.