Who is Solomon Creed? (Part 1: Ideas) – Simon Toyne on writing

Solomon Creed is the first in a new series of epic thrillers that span the world, focusing on the enigmatic title character. But who is Solomon Creed and where did he come from? In this new series Simon Toyne discusses the genesis of his new series, from ideas, characters, research and writing.


Nell Zink reads from ‘The Wallcreeper’

The literary phenomenon Nell Zink reads from her ‘dazzling’ book The Wallcreeper at the legendary Shakespeare and Co. bookstore in Paris. This reading with Nell Zink was filmed whilst the author was in Paris for an event at Shakespeare and Co bookstore.


‘The Portable Veblen’ longlisted for The Baileys Prize 2016

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie has been longlisted for The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016. The novel, described as ‘Ambitious, spirited, funny, and daring’ by The Financial Times, has earned brilliant reviews all round. Launched in 1996, the Baileys Prize is awarded annually and celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world.


Franzen, sex and birdwatching – An interview with Nell Zink

The literary phenomenon Nell Zink speaks to Eve Jackson at France 24 about being championed by Jonathan Franzen, becoming famous at 50 and why sex and birdwatching make for the perfect novel. This interview with Nell Zink was filmed whilst she was in Paris for a reading of The Wallcreeper and Mislaid at the legendary Shakespeare and Co bookstore.


‘My youngest reader is 11 and my eldest is 87’ – Q+A with Cathy Glass

When Cathy Glass first started writing her fostering memoirs in 2007 it broke new ground. No one before had dared to write about the hidden sometimes secretive world of fostering and the social services. Since then Cathy’s books have been constantly in the best-seller charts with 24 books published and over 2.9 million copies sold world-wide. Here she discusses her challenging and rewarding career as a foster carer and author.