Author Features

Writing The Midwife’s Daughter and Aren’t We Sisters?
Bailey’s longlisted author Patricia Ferguson talks about the genesis of her two related novels.

The Inspiration behind Hush
Sara Marshall-Ball tells us how a creative writing exercise became her debut novel.

Writing About Secrets, the False Self and Insecure Identities in my Novel, Sugar and Snails
Clinical psychologist, Anne Goodwin shares with us the ideas and the theories that went into the creation of her main protagonist.

Things In My Books I Don’t Want Others to Know About
Swedish author, Katarina Bivald, tells us why ‘you need to be very honest to yourself to make things up.’


Martin Edwards Q & A
Author of the Harry Devlin series and editor of the hugely popular British Library Crime Classics chats to Harriet Devine.

Interview with Jon Day, author of Cyclogeography
Ingrid Wassenaar meets up with the author of NHE’s latest essay collection concerning the strange life of the London bicycle courier.

Exploring the Alma Evergreens
Karen Langley talks to Alessandro Gallenzi, novelist and publisher of a new classics imprint.

Nicola Upson Q &A
Author of the popular Josephine Tey mystery novels answers Harriet’s questions.

Shiny Talks Prizes

A Most Unusual Journey – the 2015 Shadow IFFP
Tony Malone writes about the complications and conflicts involved in his third experience on the shadow panel.

The IFFP Ceremony: A Report from the Shadow Jury
And David Hebblethwaite shares the atmosphere of the ceremony with us.

From IFFP to Man Booker International Prize
In 2016 these two prizes will  merge to become one. Tony Malone considers ‘the good, the bad and the sad’ in this decision.

The Eds (and friends) Make Predictions for the 2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist
See if you agree with our choices – and make your own suggestions.

Summer Reading

The Shiny Book Club

What have we chosen this time? Come and see what the book for August will be!

Glimpses of Long Past Summers: Four Vintage Canadian Authors to Explore
Come on a virtual holiday as Barb Scharf recommends four classics to spend a summer’s day enjoying.

Upcoming books into films: A summer reading list
Diana Cheng selects some of the most intriguing books for new movie adaptations.

VictoriaVictoria, BookBuzz Editor

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