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A Writer's Life For Me

It’s been quite a week!

I flew to London last Thursday to teach a class The Author & Social Media and to read at an event… 273 more words


Interviewing Anne Enright in London

Last year I had the honour of sharing the stage with Anne Enright at Le Livre Sur les Quais in Switzerland last year. This St Patrick’s Eve I’ll be interviewing her live on stage in London for Word Factory. 158 more words


Cafe W, Waterstones, Piccadilly

Waterstones in London’s Piccadilly is one of my favourite bookshops. It is also the largest bookshop in Europe spread over six enormous floors in an Art Deco building dating from the 1930s. 795 more words

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London Bookshops #BookshopDay #BAMB

Today is National Bookshop Day, organised in conjunction with Books Are My Bag, a collaboration between publishers, bookshops and authors to celebrate these friendly, knowledgeable  havens and help keep them on our high streets. 605 more words

Arts And Culture

In Conversation: V. E. Schwab and Samantha Shannon

As if a weekend of YALC wasn’t quite enough for me, on Friday I travelled back down to London (which is slowly becoming a home away from home, dare I say) to attend a marvellous event with V. 951 more words



As readers haven’t we all at some point felt that a writer has stretched our credibility to breaking point. That, ‘Oh come off it!’ moment when, however much we’ve enjoyed the book up to then, we draw back and think ‘Well that would never have happened.’ Speaking for myself (with my writing hat on) this is usually because I’ve got myself into a corner and am now doing something ridiculous to get myself out of trouble while hoping the reader won’t notice. 959 more words