1 March 2023
How To Kill Your Family: Witty, modern, and hilariously sarcastic
Follows fiction’s funniest serial killer as she seeks out salacious sex parties, plays with frog poison and seduces unwitting millionaires, all for one purpose. Murder.
3 August 2022
All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Mathews
All This Could Be Different is a tender and smart novel about coming of age in difficult times, dreaming, and friendship.
8 July 2022
The Dragon’s Promise by Elizabeth Lim
The Dragon’s Promise is the searing sequel to the bestselling young adult fantasy duology, Six Crimson Cranes.
28 June 2022
‘Christmas Under the Stars’- Not unputdownable, but easy to pick up again.
Written by Karen Swann, romantic and deliciously descriptive, isolation, deceit and escapism are subtly woven through this plot which explores heartbreak and what it is to truly live your life.
19 May 2022
Review: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a mature young adult book that is not afraid to tackle tough subject matters such as immigration, deportation, mental health, and grief.
28 March 2022
Getting my childhood novel published
How my best friend and I reached Waterstones shelves before we hit twenty.
10 April 2021
Polly Barton "Fifty Sounds" review: Magical insight into the beauty of language learning
By turns an autobiography, travelogue and meditation on language, Polly Barton’s Fifty Sounds is an eclectic study on what it means to teach – and learn – a language, as told through fifty mimetic sounds.
22 March 2021
Owner of Penguin Random House to be audited by UK watchdog over Simon & Schuster takeover
Penguin Random House’s $2 billion takeover of rival publisher, Simon & Schuster, will be investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority, to assess whether the deal will result in reduced competition.
12 November 2019
Julio Cortázar: typing jazz
Julio Cortázar, jazz and literature. How do they relate?
11 November 2019
In Conversation with Margaret Atwood at the Brighton Dome
On the 31st October, Brighton Dome hosted an interview with Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood.
8 November 2019
Want my job? with Kurt Vest, science-fiction author
Kurt Vest talks us through his new book The First Dimension, and what impact Artificial Intelligence may already be having on our lives.
4 November 2019
Voice Views: What's Your Top Pageturner?
From Harry Potter to The Book Thief and sci-fi to historical fiction, this month we’re asking what book are you unable to put down, and why?
15 August 2018
The Surface Breaks by Louise O'Neill
A fiercely feminist fairytale retelling.
15 August 2018
Man Booker Prize 2018: The Mars Room
Review of The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
9 May 2017
Hexham Book Festival: Sara Pascoe
Sara Pascoe proves she is so much more than a comedian with a fascinating exploration of the female body at Hexham Book Festival.
9 May 2017
Hexham Book Festival: John Simpson
Should selfie be a word in the dictionary? Previous editor of the OED John Simpson seems to think so!
9 May 2017
Hexham Book Festival: Gary Younge
Gary Younge presents a moving exploration of the lives and deaths of 10 young people who were killed by guns on one day in the US.
24 March 2017
eBooks: A body bag for books?
Are we ready to let go of the humble book and fully embrace its digital counterpart? Sienna shares the Part C, Form a View, from her Gold Arts Award.