Join us in celebrating World Book Night, the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death, and our first birthday! In a special extended live show, there is poetry, Shakespeare, readings from the selected World Book Night books and more!
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. The black sign, painted in white letters that hangs upon the gates, reads: “Opens at Nightfall Closes at Dawn” As the sun [Read more]
The residents of Pepys Road, London – a banker and his shopaholic wife, an old woman dying of a brain tumour, a family of Pakistani shop owners, the young football star from Senegal and his minder – all receive an [Read more]
Did you know it’s World Book Night tonight? For the third year running, on the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, and death, millions of books will be given away by book-lovers around the world to encourage people to try something new [Read more]
Kate and Rob discuss the books shortlisted for the Women’s Prize For Fiction 2013.
Kate and Rob discuss a new service dubbed ‘Spotify for Books’, short stories and serialised fiction.
Investigator Vissarion Lom has been summoned to Mirgorod in order to catch a terrorist – and ordered to report directly to the head of the secret police. Vlast, a totalitarian state, worn down by an endless war, must be seen [Read more]
It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. Lededje Y’breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body being witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without [Read more]
On Monday night, I put on my creative boots and visited 15 Queen Street, Colchester’s community-led cultural and work space, to join WriteNight. This is something which I’m sure happens in other towns and cities too, where people who love [Read more]
You know Oliver Twist. You remember The Matrix. Now imagine them together… It all began with the F.B.I. and W.A.R.P. (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme), hiding witnesses in the past to protect the future – until now…
Rob and Kate pay a visit to the Appetite Book Club, discuss The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of A Window and Disappeared and Kate introduces BanksRead.
Joe Spork, son of the infamous criminal Mathew ‘Tommy Gun’ Spork, just wants a quiet life, repairing clockwork in a wet, unknown bit on London. Edie Banister, former superspy, lives quietly and wishes she didn’t. She’s nearly ninety and the [Read more]
Yesterday it was publicly announced for the first time that, as Iain says, he is “Very Poorly”. In a personal statement published on a number of websites, he announced that he has terminal cancer, and that his next novel, The [Read more]
This post originally appeared on magickittenblogs, on Friday 29th March 2013 On Wednesday night, I was very pleased to get along to the Appetite Book Club in Colchester, run by the amazing Jo Coldwell. Seriously, this woman never stops – [Read more]
What do you think of this blog post by author Matt Haig about the label Literary Fiction? It’s part of a discussion a lot of book bloggers are having at the moment. Is it just another genre label, or is [Read more]