Announcement! Young Writer of the Year 2018

Happy Wednesday dear readers! I am very pleased to announce that this year I am part of the Shadow Panel for the Young Writer of the Year Award. Along with four other book bloggers, I will be reading the books on the shortlist for the award and choosing a Shadow winner. They all look fascinating… Continue reading Announcement! Young Writer of the Year 2018

New affiliate: Blackwell’s

I am pleased to announce that I am now part of the affiliate programme for Blackwell's! Blackwell's are one of my favourite bookshops and the Oxford branch (just up the road from me) is an institution. The downstairs section, know as the Norrington Room, is the largest single room selling books in the world (!) and… Continue reading New affiliate: Blackwell’s

Maggie O’Farrell at Blackwell’s, Oxford

There's a chance you're aware that Maggie O'Farrell has a new novel out - I may have mentioned it. She is doing a series of events promoting the books, one of which was a talk at Blackwell's in Oxford with Sarah Franklin. I hadn't organised myself to get hold of a ticket, but then my… Continue reading Maggie O’Farrell at Blackwell’s, Oxford

An Evening with Sarah Waters at the Bodleian

Sarah Waters' new novel, The Paying Guests, came out last week on 28th August, and of course it was amazing. I was very lucky to be sent an early copy, and also that I managed to nab a ticket to the event held last night (2nd Sept) in Oxford. Sarah Waters was in conversation with… Continue reading An Evening with Sarah Waters at the Bodleian

Impromptu visit to see Neil Gaiman at The Cambridge Theatre

While I finish off my review of Freshta I thought I'd share with you the pictures I managed to take on Monday night. Now, I'm currently an intern at Duckworth Publishers, and my boss Jamie had a ticket for Monday night, but was too ill to go, so very kindly gave it to me. This… Continue reading Impromptu visit to see Neil Gaiman at The Cambridge Theatre

Grazyna Plebanek and Maggie Gee In Conversation at Belgravia Books

I was lucky enough to receive an advance proof of Grazyna Plebanek's first novel to be translated into English, Illegal Liaisons, from publisher Stork Press. Stork Press are based in London and publish English editions of work by writers from Central and Eastern Europe: Plebanek is from Poland, and lives in Brussels, and has been… Continue reading Grazyna Plebanek and Maggie Gee In Conversation at Belgravia Books

The White Review No. 3 launch at Foyles

The night of Thursday 13th October saw the launch of issue no. 3 of The White Review, a new quarterly dedicated to art and literature. Foyles hosted the event in the Gallery at their Charing Cross Road shop, a calm white space with wooden beams in the ceiling that remind one of a Grand Designs-type… Continue reading The White Review No. 3 launch at Foyles

October’s Faber Social at The Social

Every month Faber holds its Social at The Social (ha ha). This month's Social (held on Monday 3rd October) celebrated the art of the short story. The readers were Hanif Kureishi (charming, modest, witty), Sarah Hall (energetic, quiet but with a glint in her eye), Stuart Evers (lots of hair and jokes) and the amazing Edna O'Brien (ingratiating, engaging...lovely). They all read a story from… Continue reading October’s Faber Social at The Social