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The Novella Award 2016 winner revealed

Writer Joma West was announced as the winner of this year’s Novella Award at a ceremony at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Axis Arts Centre this weekend. Joma’s novella Wild was described by judge author, Lucy English, as “an extraordinary piece of writing, full of surprises both...

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Sandstone Press to publish fresh take on Jane Austen for anniversary year

Marian Veevers’ Jane and Dorothy compares literary lives Sandstone Press will publish Jane and Dorothy: A True Tale of Sense and Sensibility by Marian Veevers, linking to the bicentenary of Austen’s death in July 2017. The book brings together the lives of two literary women –...

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Fallow Blog Tour

Daniel Shand's debut thriller, Fallow, is released on the 17th of November! To celebrate, we have a blog tour running this week, packed with reviews, interviews and exclusive extracts from the novel. There's also a chance to win a free copy of the book! You can enter the giveaway via...

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Liel Leibovitz pays tribute to Leonard Cohen

‘Like us all, I was deeply distraught to hear that Leonard Cohen has left us for prior engagements in more elevated realms. I’m so very fortunate to have known him, and I don’t suppose I’ll ever be done singing his praises or trying to decipher the majestic and meaningful mysteries he’d...

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New book reveals the origins behind famous people's names

When unemployed single mother Joanne Rowling sold her first book about a child wizard called Harry Potter to publisher Bloomsbury it was worried that boys wouldn’t buy it if they thought it was written by a woman. The Harry Potter author was persuaded to adopt the unisex styling of JK...

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