Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher: blog tour review plus Q&A with the author

This post is part of the blog tour for Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew - be sure to check out the other posts! I was very glad to be offered a review copy of this book. The Little Brown website describes it as 'tender and savage' and this is certainly true -… Continue reading Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew by Susan Fletcher: blog tour review plus Q&A with the author

Interview with Katherine Clements, author of The Crimson Ribbon

Katherine Clements' debut novel The Crimson Ribbon was published by Headline on 27th March. I reviewed the book just after publication, having read it earlier in the year, and I must say I loved it. An historical novel with a bit of a Sarah Waters 'romp' feel, laced together with intelligent exploration of the sociopolitical… Continue reading Interview with Katherine Clements, author of The Crimson Ribbon

Q & A with Eva Stachniak

I recently reviewed Eva Stachniak's Empress of the Night: A Novel of Catherine the Great, in which Catherine reaches the end of her life and looks back on the key events of her life. It was the first time I'd ever read a whole book about Catherine, and I had to take the opportunity to… Continue reading Q & A with Eva Stachniak

Donna Tartt Interviewed on CBS

A little more Donna Tartt excitement for you! She recently recorded her only American TV appearance for This Morning on CBS, and here it is! The interviewer has some great questions but quite an odd way of talking that is a bit off-putting, and fades out the ends of Donna's answers - but it is… Continue reading Donna Tartt Interviewed on CBS

Clip: Kirsty Wark Interviews Donna Tartt

I was stupid enough to be busy on the night when BBC Four showed a Review Show Special of Kirsty Wark interviewing Donna Tartt - and now it is gone from iPlayer! But I found a section of it that Newsnight put on YouTube - so here it is... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiL1dIXAQKo It is an utter joy… Continue reading Clip: Kirsty Wark Interviews Donna Tartt

Interview with Katerina Cosgrove: Part Two

Here is the second half of my interview with Katerina Cosgrove, author of Bone Ash Sky (see my review here). We talked about how conflicts and opposing beliefs can affect personal relationships, and how really we are all more similar than we are different. This interview was transcribed and edited from an audio recording so… Continue reading Interview with Katerina Cosgrove: Part Two

Interview with Katerina Cosgrove: Part One

After reading her novel Bone Ash Sky, I was lucky enough to be invited to interview author Katerina Cosgrove at the offices of her publisher, Hardie Grant. Bone Ash Sky is Katerina's second novel and "is the story of an American journalist who goes home to unravel three generations of war and genocide, love and renewal,… Continue reading Interview with Katerina Cosgrove: Part One

Interview with Tanya J. Peterson

As part of the blog tour for her novel Leave of Absence, author Tanya J. Peterson agreed to answer a few questions about her work, and her motivations for writing about mental health and raising awareness. You can also read my review of Leave of Absence here. 1.  What was your inspiration for Leave of Absence?… Continue reading Interview with Tanya J. Peterson

Interview with Emma Chapman

Emma Chapman's debut novel How To Be A Good Wife will be published on 3rd January 2013 by Picador, and is already creating a lot of 'buzz' and excitement. I reviewed the novel earlier in the week and now here is my interview with Emma. Enjoy! Firstly, congratulations on the book, it really is excellent!… Continue reading Interview with Emma Chapman

Interview with Liza Klaussmann

Liza Klaussmann's debut novel Tigers in Red Weather was published by Picador on 2nd August to great critical and commercial success, having already been very popular with book bloggers and literary critics. A carefully plotted family saga covering twenty years, with secrets and lies sizzling at their summer house. I reviewed the book in July and… Continue reading Interview with Liza Klaussmann