- Bruce Chatwin is sent by Sunday Times magazine to interview Eileen Gray.
- He carries out the interview.
- The interview is never published.
Patricia O’Reilly’s latest novel The Interview is based on what she imagines took place during that interview. The book will be published by New Island Books in 2014.
Paris 1972. Eileen Gray, Irish designer and architect now in her 90s, is the reluctant darling of the international media, second time around. After years of living in reclusive oblivion the record-breaking price paid by Yves Saint Laurent for her Destiny Screen has her back in the news.
Bruce Chatwin, young, rising star of Fleet Street, spends two hours closeted with her in her apartment.
Why wasn’t the interview published?
What happened between them that afternoon?
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