Ellen Wiles on her debut novel ‘The Invisible Crowd’

Ellen Wiles introduces her debut novel, The Invisible Crowd. This is a fearless and compelling novel about loyalty, kindness, and the moments which define our lives. Believe it or not, I didn’t set out to write a topical novel. But with daily headlines about Brexit underpinned by immigration fears, and a refugee crisis that shows … Continued

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A. J. Finn on writing his debut novel The Woman In The Window

AJ Finn talks us through the inspiration, influence and experience of writing his debut novel The Woman in the Window. Get ready for the biggest thriller of 2018… In the summer of 2015, six weeks before I began writing The Woman in the Window, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Worst birthday ever. For many … Continued

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Joanna Cannon on writing ‘Three Things About Elsie’

A brand new Q & A interview with Joanna Cannon, as she talks about her second novel Three Things About Elsie, as well as discussing her inspiration, writing process, and the book she wishes she’d written… THREE THINGS ABOUT ELSIE is published 11th January 2018. 1. How was writing Three Things About Elsie different to … Continued

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Competition: Win a signed copy of KEVIN by Rob Biddulph!

Kevin is the glorious new picture book from Rob Biddulph, the bestselling, award-winning author of Blown Away, GRRRRR! and Odd Dog Out. Uh-oh – Sid Gibbons is in trouble again! Time to think fast… When Sid makes yet another mess, and his mum is at the end of her patience, Sid does what every quick-thinking … Continued

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The Aftershocks of a Stranger’s Tragedy: RESERVOIR 13 by Jon McGregor

Jon McGregor’s mesmerising new novel RESERVOIR 13 has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. Here, he discusses the inspiration and research behind writing the breathtaking novel. I can’t remember when I started writing Reservoir 13. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s not always been easy. Life has often got in the … Continued

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“I think there is value in seeing a world that is outside of ourselves.” Gabriel Tallent on writing My Absolute Darling

In this article, author Gabriel Tallent talks about the natural world, the environments that surround us and how these informed the writing of his debut novel. MY ABSOLUTE DARLING is a brilliant and immersive, all-consuming read about one fourteen-year-old girl’s heart-stopping fight for her own soul. In college, a professor introduced me to a long … Continued

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Brand New Picture Book is Cat’s Whiskers for Judith Kerr

HarperCollins Children’s Books is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a new picture book from much-loved author and illustrator, Judith Kerr, who celebrated her 94th birthday last week. Katinka’s Tail will publish on 19th October 2017 in hardback and is inspired by Judith’s very own cat, Katinka. This glorious new book is set to be … Continued

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Competition: Win a signed copy of Hibiscus by Lopè Ariyo!

Lopè Ariyo is the rising star of African cooking and Hibiscus, her first book, is packed with delicious dishes. An energetic and supremely talented cook, Lopè creates fresh, fuss-free meals that are full of flavour. Nigerian-inspired flavours and cooking methods can transform everyday dishes into something spectacular. Whether it’s experimenting with new ingredients (Hibiscus Chicken), … Continued

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