This week, Kate chats to author Ayisha Malik, author of Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged and The Other Half of Happiness, about her novels, characters, inspirations, and what she’s writing …
This week, we’re very pleased to welcome Philip Reeve to the podcast, talking about his new book Railhead, published by Oxford University Press Children’s Books, and more…!
Recorded in Foyles Cafe Charing Cross, here’s Kate in conversation with author Nicole Burstein about her debut young adult novel Othergirl. (more…)
On Tuesday 4th March, Adele Parks will be at Rayleigh Library as part of the Essex Book Festival, talking about her fascinating new novel Spare Brides. In a huge departure for Adele, Spare Brides takes us back in time, nearly 100 years, to follow the stories of four friends in a generation where few women could hope for a husband, after the appalling destruction of World War One.
In this centenary year of the beginning of that conflict, Adele took time out to answer some questions about her first historical novel from Kate, to give us a taster of what we can expect… (more…)
We’re thrilled to bring you this Q&A with Nigel McDowell, author of Tall Tales From Pitch End, which has just been shortlisted for the Essex book Award, and which Kate loved when she reviewed it earlier in the year. Read on to find out more about Pitch End, Nigel’s inspirations and what he thinks about the importance of storytelling.
P.S. Have you listened to the first episode of Adventures With Words Young Adult Edition yet? There’s a competition to win a signed copy of Tall Tales From Pitch End, but you must listen to the exclusive Tall Tale featured in the podcast to be able to answer… You’ll find the podcast and competition here! (more…)
Here’s the second part of the Black Roses Blog Tour here on Adventures With Words, to celebrate the fact that Jane Thynne’s insightful and unusual novel is now out in paperback.
We were really pleased to have the opportunity to put a few questions to Jane about her choice to set the story in Berlin in the years leading up to World War Two, her characters Clara and Leo and why she decided to focus on the women behind the big names of the Third Reich.
Yesterday we published our review of The Sea Change by Joanna Rossiter, the Appetite Book Club choice for July and a Richard and Judy Summer Read 2013.
Joanna came along to Appetite, and chatted to us about the book, her writing process and what she’s got lined up in the future. Afterwards, she kindly agreed to do the same for Adventures With Words, in a little more depth… (more…)
We’re really pleased to bring you this interview with Lydia Netzer, about her wonderful book Shine Shine Shine, in which we discover how difficult it is to live up to your own expectations, and those of others, especially when you don’t see the world the same way as everyone else. I wanted to ask Lydia about how she came to write the book in the way that she did… (more…)