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Linda Grant, In Conversation

  Linda Grant, the Orange Prize-winning novelist on A Stranger City   ‘A Stranger City feels like a very important novel for right now: no politically ponderous diatribe but a witty, accessible and deeply humanising story about people — about us — and the societal shipwreck we’re stuck in.’ Francesca McCoy, Evening Standard   When […]

Joseph O’Connor’s Shadowplay

  Shadowplay: Joseph O’Connor’s atmospheric reimagination of Bram Stoker’s London and Dracula’s creation   “There are few living writers who can take us back in time so assuredly…Joseph O’Connor is a wonder, and Shadowplay is a triumph.” (Peter Carey, twice winner of the Booker Prize)   “Joseph O’Connor is a very great artist and storyteller. The quotient […]

Hallie Rubenhold: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

  Hallie Rubenhold – The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper   Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales. They wrote ballads, ran coffee houses, lived on country estates, they […]

High Rise Mystery with Sharna Jackson

  High Rise Mystery with Sharna Jackson, introducing London’s smartest young detective duo, for 9+     “If you think finding a body is a fun adventure, you’re 33% right…”   South-East London, the hottest summer on record, and there’s been a murder in the Tri high-rise. With evidence pointing uncomfortably close to home, the […]

Bernardine Evaristo, in conversation with Diana Evans

  Bernardine Evaristo, in conversation with Diana Evans   ‘Bernardine Evaristo can take any story from any time and turn it into something vibrating with life’ Ali Smith ‘One of those writers who should be read by everyone everywhere’ Elif Shafak   The Woolwich-born Bernardine Evaristo is a dynamic figure in British letters, both as […]

Poetry: Jay Bernard and Mary Jean Chan

  Poetry: Introducing Jay Bernard’s Surge and Mary Jean Chan’s Flèche   Jay Bernard is the winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2018. Their powerful debut Surge is one of 2019’s most anticipated releases and a fearlessly original, queer exploration of the Black British archive. It traces a line between […]