End of year thing

I feel like there should be an end of the year post but I have such a lousy memory I can’t recall all the things I liked best. I listened to Nicki Minaj a lot  and I have much love for her. “Did it on ’em” was a song that actually made me go “What […]

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Vanessa Gebbie

I’m so excited that Vanessa Gebbie will be signing copies of her debut novel “The Coward’s tale” tomorrow at Waterstones, Brighton from 11 a.m. Not only that but she will also be writing personalised tiny fictions for anyone who buys it. She’ll add your name, or any name you choose, and a few other unique […]

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Three things.

1) Vanessa Gebbie  has signed a deal with Bloomsbury for her novel “The Coward’s Tale” to be published in hardback in November 2011 and paperback 2012. This is simply wonderful news. Vanessa is a hugely talented writer: uncompromising, determined, and inspirational. Many congratulations, Vanessa! 2) In other news there’s an interesting discussion at Jane Smith’s How Publishing […]

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This sucks…

Remember the anti-plagiarism day? Remember the whole ghastly “one writer in a workshop stole from another writer” thing? Ugh. It’s uncomfortable. I want to look away. I want to look. I don’t want to be involved, and yet as writers we are all involved really. It’s our duty to speak out. Isn’t it? Anyway, seems […]

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One World – A global anthology of short stories

One World is a splendid new anthology. It contains stories from around the globe from some friends of this blog (Vanessa Gebbie, Ravi Mangla), some very well known names (Chimamanda Nozi Adichie, Jhumpa Lahiri) and some as yet unfamiliar: Full author list: Elaine ChiewMolara WoodMartin A RamosHenrietta Rose-InnesLauri KubuitsileChimamanda Ngozi AdichieShabnam NadiyaRavi ManglaChika UnigweDipita KwaVanessa […]

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LitCamp – Yay!

Lovely, lovely Pulp Net are organising a fantastic event on 12th September at London Metropolitan University. The programme is packed full of writerly delights: LitCampProgramme10.30-11.00Arrival/Coffee/Intro/Sign-up for Evening Session/10-minute Zone 11.30am-1pmThe first pageBridget Whelan offers a confidence-building session that allows you to discover the writer within. Imaginative exercises to help you to find inspiration in the […]

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