A Conversation with Tariq Goddard

On God, art, the novel, consciousness, the experience of the world, prayer, evil, heaven... (more or less what you might expect)


Tariq Goddard is not only an esteemed novelist and publisher; he is also an extremely amiable man and a delightful interlocutor. The occasion for our conversation was the appearance of his latest book—High John the Conqueror—which is an ingenious amalgam of police procedural, supernatural thriller, metaphysical meditation, and morality tale. The conversation took its own course and the time passed very quickly.