Shiny Features

The Shiny Book Club – which book have we chosen for discussion on December 3rd in our festive Extra Shiny?

The Eds Discuss: The Books & Authors Package – do you like to read about the authors whose books you enjoy? What happens if you disagree with their beliefs?

The Shiny Poetry Competition – don’t forget to write your entry!

New Writing

Keel Songs – a poignant short story by Angela Young, author of The Dance of Love.

Extract from ‘A Eulogy for Nigger’ by David Bradley, this year’s winner of the NHE Essay Prize.


An Interview with Joanne Limberg

Author of A Want of Kindness, Joanne talks about the seventeenth century, historical research and the advantages of being a poet.

An Interview with cover designer, Jamie Keenan

Responsible for the controversial new covers of the Pushkin Vertigo crime imprint, Jamie Keenan is a well-known and much admired book cover designer. We talk about the pleasures and pains of his job.

An Interview with David Bradley, winner of the Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize

Frank and fascinating, David Bradley talks about his unusual education and the place of race in today’s America.

Q & A with Kathleen Benner Duble, author of Madame Tussaud’s Apprentice, who tells us about the French Revolution and the Court of Versailles, and why it’s impossible to choose a favourite among her own novels.

Q & A with Laila Lalami, author of The Moor’s Account, longlisted for this year’s Man Booker prize tells us about the inspiration for her novel and the pluck and drive of our ancestors.

Spotlight on Publishers: Dodo Ink

We talk to Sam Mills, one of the founders of the exciting new indie publishing house that specialises in innovative literary fiction.

Authors, New Books and Events

On Writing Places I’ve Never Been To by Hugo Wilcken

The Australian author of The Reflection muses on the fact that travel in reality is a splendid thing, but travel of the imagination is even better.

Suspense with Style: The Novels of Mary Stewart

As a new series of Mary Stewart reprints hits the shelves, Lory Widmer Hess looks back over her impeccable romantic thrillers.

Spotlight on Young Adult Fiction

Jenny and Memory Scarlett consider the newest and hottest releases.

Bloody Scotland Crime Writing Festival, September 2015

Crimeworm reports back on her trip to Stirling and the delights of Tartan Noir and Nordic Noir.

Regular Features

Upcoming Books to Films

Diana Cheng guides us through the latest adaptations to hit the big screen.

Reading Israel

Ever fancied trying Amos Oz or Assaf Gavron? Danielle Simpson suggest ten top Israeli novels for us to read.

Reading Liverpool

Helen Walsh and Willy Russell may be well-known names, but who else writes about the Scousers? Beth Townsend offers us expert guidance.

Five Fascinating Facts About Margaret Atwood

Fresh from reviewing Margaret Atwood’s latest novel, Shoshi Ish-Horowicz tells us things we never knew about the Canadian author.

Five Fascinating Facts About Richmal Crompton

There’s much more to this author than Just William!

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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