Reading The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 Longlist: LOT by Bryan Washington

As a reader wanders through the pages of LOT they find themselves reading stories that allow them to glance a tender yet uncompromising vista of American neighbourhoods. Bryan Washington uses the back drop of Houston, Texas to beautifully capture the different shades of being that create the canopy of humanity within a city. You can… Read More Reading The Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize 2020 Longlist: LOT by Bryan Washington

THE WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZES 2020: And the winners are…

2020’s powerful, female-dominated line-up of Windham-Campbell Prize recipients unites a rich, international collection of writers whose challenging work explores pressing political and social themes across identity, culture and power. Now in their eighth year, the Prizes celebrate writers at every stage of their careers. In poetry prizes have been awarded to British-Indian poet Bhanu Kapil… Read More THE WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZES 2020: And the winners are…

Edmund de Waal’s Library of Exiled writers goes on display at The British Museum

Library of exile, the acclaimed installation by British artist and author Edmund de Waal featuring 2,000 books by exiled writers from Ovid to the present day is presented at the British Museum from 12 March – 8 September 2020. The temporary pavilion is designed as a place of dialogue and contemplation, with visitors encouraged to… Read More Edmund de Waal’s Library of Exiled writers goes on display at The British Museum

What have you got on your book shelves?: Author J.T. Nicholas shares his top 10 sci-fi reads

Recently I reviewed the sci-fi novel Re-coil and loved it. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to ask the author, J.T. Nicholas to write a guest post for my blog. So what did I want to know? What are his top 10 sci-fi books of course! So here are his choices. Enjoy! It’s… Read More What have you got on your book shelves?: Author J.T. Nicholas shares his top 10 sci-fi reads

Book Review: Aliens Phalanx by Scott Sigler – A brilliant dystopian horror novel set in the Alien cinematic universe

We all know that famous scene. Alien has seeped in to pop culture in the way that legendary cinema often does. When you think of the possible future arrival of off world visitors some of us can’t help but have a slight chill run down our spines as we try to quiet that internal screaming.… Read More Book Review: Aliens Phalanx by Scott Sigler – A brilliant dystopian horror novel set in the Alien cinematic universe

Book Review: The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A spooky Victorian mystery with a ghostly fairy tale glow

We all hear stories growing up that make us prick up our ears with curiosity. The spooky house at the end of the street or the disappearance of some much loved neighbour decades ago. These are local urban legends that in our adult life we start to question the truth behind. In The Golden Key,… Read More Book Review: The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A spooky Victorian mystery with a ghostly fairy tale glow

Book Review: The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne – Classic Romance & Modern Sci-fi Are A Match made in the Heavens!

*Spoiler Alert* After the first paragraph of this review I will talk about elements of the plot that might spoil things a little but will not spoil the ending *SpoilerAlert* Princess Leonie Kolburg (don’t call her that. She hates being called that!) Or Leo for short is an eighteen year old heir to a faded… Read More Book Review: The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne – Classic Romance & Modern Sci-fi Are A Match made in the Heavens!

Reading Room Service: Delivering a list of literary recommendations for fans of Inside No.9

It’s always exciting when Inside no.9 returns to our screens. To celebrate I’ve put together a little list of reading recommendations inspired by my love of the anthology series. Here are 9 reading treats that I think you’ll love if you’re a fan of Inside No.9. Let me know in the comments what you would… Read More Reading Room Service: Delivering a list of literary recommendations for fans of Inside No.9

Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels – An exhibition at The British Library showcasing some of children literature’s most loved rebels

Everyone loves a rebel. Someone who stands up for what they believe in even if they might be afraid of what the consequences might be. In children’s literature they are often the moral compass of the tale. They are the character standing up for what is right. It is these characters that are at the… Read More Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels – An exhibition at The British Library showcasing some of children literature’s most loved rebels