‘I could do with more readers!’ – Abdulrazak Gurnah on Nobel prize win

His lyrical novels about exile and loss enjoy critical acclaim but modest sales. Now he’s Zanzibar’s second most famous son – and £840,000 richer. The writer talks about racism on British buses, Priti Patel, and why books have to entertain Abdulrazak Gurnah seems preternaturally calm for someone who has suddenly found themselves in the full …