Margate Bookie

Margate Bookie returns with its packed line up of authors, writers, publishers, illustrators and more all ready to talk about things book. This year the event goes beyond the page and onto the airwaves, and I’ll be podcasting the weekend’s events. I’m looking forward to chatting with local and international writers about, well everything. We’llContinue reading “Margate Bookie”

Clare Fisher – All The Good Things

‘What if you did a very bad thing… but that wasn’t the end of the story,’ reads the blurb. It’s never the end of the story. As you might expect from the title All The Good Things, Clare Fisher‘s novel doesn’t take such a straightforward view. This isn’t a book about good things, but theContinue reading “Clare Fisher – All The Good Things”

Crisis at all ages – 4th Estate Literary Salon

A literary salon involves stimulating conversation, lively debate, challenging opinions, all inspired by literature. 4th Estate is one of the most innovative and varied imprints in the book industry, and their Literary Salons bring together great minds for just this. Most recently it was all about life crises – at whatever age. Whether it’s theContinue reading “Crisis at all ages – 4th Estate Literary Salon”

Ramblings, responses and ruminations with the founder of the new Woolf Zine

2016 was a sh*t year for many reasons. But one brilliantly shining light was the lainch of the new Woolf Zine. Editor Séan Richardson is a first year PhD student at Nottingham Trent University, working on queer writers and Modernism, and he runs the Modernist Podcast. His love for Virginia Woolf led to the desireContinue reading “Ramblings, responses and ruminations with the founder of the new Woolf Zine”

Margaret Drabble gets The Novel Cure

‘No one who reads could possibly turn out like Trump.’ At least not according to the prolific and talented Dame Margaret Drabble. And, as author of nineteen novels, twice editor of the Oxford Companion of English Literature, married to Michael Holroyd and younger sister of AS Byatt, she knows a thing or two about reading.Continue reading “Margaret Drabble gets The Novel Cure”