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Fortune Smiles: Finally Understanding What it Means to be Bold

When I see blurbs from reviews on novels I generally take them with a grain of salt, – unless the reviewer is either an author I love or Michiko Kakutani – but I cannot help but be amused or sometimes annoyed by them, particularly when they are one word. 1,467 more words

The Orphan Master's Son

This has been my favorite read of the year. Also one of my favorite covers in recent years.

In fact, seeing the cover in a bookstore was how I learned about the book in the first place. 141 more words


UPDATED: News journalist Danielle Whitfield's first job spans murders and celebrity tales

By Anna Riley

Celebrity penis sizes, bestiality, kidnapping and murders are among the variety of stories covered daily by a news agency journalist.

Danielle Whitfield, a Leeds Trinity University alumna, was yet to graduate when she started working at North News and Pictures, a Newcastle-based press agency. 291 more words


LIVE: Danielle Whitfield on Little Mix, Adam Johnson and learning on the job

By Sam Brooksbank

Being thrown in at the deep end was exhilarating for Danielle Whitfield as she was sent out on stories involving girl band Little Mix and disgraced footballer Adam Johnson on her first day at work. 334 more words


Review: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson

Title: The Orphan Master’s Son
Author: Adam Johnson
Publisher: Random House
Edition: Trade Paperback, 443 pages


Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother – a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang – and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. 382 more words

Book Review

Episode 229: The 6th Annual Flash Fiction Spooktacular!

Episode 229 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. 70 more words


Adam Johnson: My Journey

Hello, it’s wonderful to be meeting you at this point in my journey.

Our aim is to bring people — writers — together, no matter where you are in your journey. 235 more words