BookBuzz Contents

Interviews and Author Articles:

Frances Vick – The author of debut novel Chinaski talks about her musical heroes and the roots of rock n’ roll.

Peter May discusses his new novel, Runaway, and its intriguing historical and psychological elements.

Sophia Toibin – Author of the compelling historical thriller, The Widow’s Confession talks about the Victorian gothic and tricky second novels.

Adèle Geras – The adorable Adèle talks about the changes she’s seen in a long life in publishing, and tells us about her new novel, Cover Your Eyes.

The art of memoir and narrative non-fiction – Nature memoir writer, Neil Ansell, makes a plea for non-fiction to free itself from stagey premises that fulfill an elevator pitch but leave us wanting more from life writing.

Michelle Bailat-Jones’ article on writing Fog Island Mountains – Michelle takes us deep into the heart of a typhoon as she explores the structure of her amazing new novel.

Reading Guides:
Reading for Diversity Been meaning to read more world literature but don’t know where to start? Marilyn Dell Bradly chooses her favourite authors.

Reading for Other Worlds – The Rosetta mission’s landing on a comet inspired us to take a look at fiction set on other worlds. Stefanie Hollmichel guides our tour round the galaxy.

Books to films 2015 – Diana Cheng tells us about the upcoming film adaptations to watch out for at the start of 2015.

Spotlight on Publishers:
Notting Hill Editions – Essay publishers extraordinaire, Notting Hill Editions tell us all their secrets (or some of them, at least).

Biographical notes:
Frances Vernon – Our non-fiction editor, Harriet, writes about the tragic life of Frances Vernon, author of six novels recently reissued by Faber Finds.

Five Fascinating Facts about …

Trollope – Think you know the author of the great Barchester novels? Think twice!

Virginia Woolf – Woolf as you’ve never thought of her before…

The Eds Discuss:
Book Groups – Love them or loathe them, we’ve all been in one! The editors discuss the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to book clubs.

VictoriaVictoria, BookBuzz Editor

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