BookBuzz (Issue 10)

Questions for Lucy Caldwell
The award-winning Irish writer talks about her first book of short stories, Multitudes, with our non-fiction ed, Harriet, and in a fascinating discussion explores her relationship to the writing process.

Questions for Peggy Frew
The Australian author discusses her latest novel, Hope Farm, with our fiction ed, Annabel, and the compelling but complicated mother-daughter dynamic it explores.

Shiny New Author: Stephanie Danler
The debut author whose novel, Sweetbitter, has provoked huge critical acclaim talks about waitressing in New York with our reviewer, Rebecca Foster.

Life After Publication by Lisa Williamson
Lisa’s stunning first novel, The Art of Being Normal, was published in January 2015. Sixteen months later she gives us a frank and fascinating look at what it’s like to be a newly published author.

Spotlight on Publishers: Honno Welsh Women’s Press
Celebrating its 30th birthday this year, Honno Press opens its doors to us and tells us all about life in a long-running regional indie.

The Crime Writers’ Association Longlists
Who is in the frame for one of the coveted Dagger awards this year? Check out the longlists with handy links to the novels we’ve reviewed. And don’t forget to let us know who you think should win!

A Novel Calling; Books That Were Written Just For Me
In our new feature, Shiny reviewer Eleanor Franzen tells us about the books that spoke to her with uncanny resonance.

South of the River; A reading list
Our fiction editor, Annabel, takes us south of the Thames to parts of London that are traditionally edgy in reality – and even more so in fiction.

Read the Book, Watch the Film
Our movie critic, Diana Cheng, checks out the latest screen adaptations, including forthcoming releases from revered authors Jane Austen and John le Carré and the long-awaited film of The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Victoria

Victoria, BookBuzz Editor