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.
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.
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.
Imagine if you could see inside the minds of everyone around you – your best friend, your boyfriend, your enemies? Bestselling author Kimberly McCreight discusses why she wrote The Outliers the first book in a breathtakingly brilliant new trilogy, packed with tension, romance and thrilling twists and turns.
The Lie by C.L. Taylor was an overnight success, selling over half a million copies in 2015. Here the book’s author talks about her transition from romantic comedies towards something a little darker, and introduces her gripping new book The Missing.
Time Travelling with a Hamster is a truly original debut novel from on extraordinarily talented new voice in children’s fiction. Here the book’s author Ross Welford tells us more about his hilarious, funny and brilliant debut novel.
Fire Colour One is a bold and brilliant novel about love, lies and redemption, from award-winning author, Jenny Valentine – one of the greatest YA voices of her generation. here she talks about the inspiration behind her wonderful and emotional new novel.
A great literary fantasy, with elements of psychological thriller, Eleanor is the story about choices that ripple through time. The book’s author Jason Gurley is sure to become a brilliant new voice of the genre. Here he discusses his thrilling new book, and ties links to the US state of Oregon.