Many apologies for the long silence on the Adapt blog. Other projects take over and it is hard to keep up the momentum. But the project and the repository has been on my mind of late, partly because I am still keen to encourage as many adaptation scholars as possible to open up their own ‘secret garden’ of teaching resources to their colleagues all over the world, but also as I’m thinking of the next stage – where the repository acts as a resource for all kinds of materials, including work in progress, discussion and international collaboration. While I try to match my ambitions to the time I have in any day, this blog is also to alert you to a new item in the repository. Laurence Raw has kindly agreed to share his 2011 interview with ‘Literature/Film Quarterly’ co-founder Jim Welsh. As many of you will know, this journal has been in print since 1973 and is the first adaptation studies journal. Jim Welsh died on 3 October 2013, and this interview is shared with you in tribute to his huge contribution to the field.