Winshaw playing cards
When What a Carve Up! was first published in 1994, Penguin had the idea of printing a special set of playing cards, based on the famous old English game Happy Families, but with cartoons of the Winshaw family instead of the familiar characters. You can view them using the link above.
Writing the Contemporary
Talk given as part of a panel discussion on ‘the contemporary’ in British writing, at Birbeck College, London, 14 December 2006
Closing the Circle
An Interview with Jonathan Coe
from the book From Self to Shelf: The Artist Under Construction, edited by Sally Bayley and William May (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007)
Written after a visit to Guinea-Bissau, March 2007
Death by Naturalism
An edited version of the talk given during a panel discussion with Will Self at the Villa Gillet, Lyon, on 17 October 2002.
Diary of an Obsession
first published in Cahiers du Cinema, 1999
Ivy and Her Nonsense
First published as part of The Penguin Collection, 1995
Written for the Observer magazine in 1997, to accompany photographs of seafront houses near Dungeness, Kent.
Memories of the 1980s
First published in The Guardian, 26 May 2007
Music and Me
First broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 23rd July 2008, as part of the series ‘When Writers Play’
Introduction to the Folio Society edition of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones (2008)
Top 27 films
Throughout the month of May, 2009, Jonathan Coe was given “Carte Blanche” at the Cinematek in Brussels to present a season of his favourite films. These were his 27
Written (as far as I can remember), for Country Living magazine in the spring of 1998