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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Yes, I am a book nerd and have a reading list for the year. While I am looking forward to reviewing more new fiction on the blog this year, I also want to concentrate on enjoying some of the books that I have been meaning to read for so long, particularly a few classics. On […]
Review of Leslie Parry’s spellbinding Church of Marvels on Typewritered.
A couple of weeks ago I attended a talk at the Bath Children’s Literature Festival by David Almond and Nadia Budde. The pair discussed their recent books and how they were influenced by incidents of their childhoods. The talk was inspiring and reminded me that I could use my own childhood experiences in my writing. […]
I have a HUGE list of books I have been wanting to read for ages, and now I’m on summer break I might actually be able to read a few! Here are some I am hoping to lose myself in this summer, although I don’t know if I’ll be able to read them all as […]