Women in Translation Month- 5 Translated Books Written by Women

In honour of Women In Translation Month, here are 5 brilliant translated books written by women. Enjoy! The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery- translated from French by Alison Anderson The highly anticipated new novel from the acclaimed author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog. The villagers had never seen anything like it: dense white […]

Self-publishing Vs traditional publishing- author interview with Louise Walters

I am honoured to be able to feature author Louise Walters who is currently making the transition from the traditional publishing route to self-publication. Louise has written ‘Mrs Sinclair’s Suitcase‘, published by Hodder and is currently self-publishing her second novel ‘A Life Between Us’ with Matador. Today I’m discussing with Louise her decision to self-publish and […]

Philip Pullman’s resignation & why writing needs to be treated as a profession

Author of His Dark Materials trilogy Philip Pullman has resigned from his position as patron of the Oxford Literary Festival due to the fact that they do not pay the authors appearing as speakers at the festival. Pullman, who is also president of the Society of Authors, which campaigns for speakers at literary festivals to […]