Two impressive women talk about their debut novels – the hugely accomplished English literature Professor, Janet Todd, and creative arts Fellow and documentary producer, Sharon Guskin.

The eds decided to get together again and put literary festivals under their microscope – do you love them, hate them, think they’re too expensive? Compare your views to ours.

Ali Hope introduces us to a classic author and Thomas Otto remembers a beloved Booker Prize winner. Also, five facts to surprise and amaze you about another classic woman writer!


Two special lists to tempt you in this edition, alongside our regular YA feature. We love our diversity at Shiny, and Southeast Asian literature is a wonderful new area to explore. And prepare to remember some favourite novels and discover new ones in our campus-litfest!


A fabulous bookshop that decides to start its own publishing wing. Two emporiums for the price of one: what’s not to like?


Victoria, BookBuzz Editor

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