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Iain Banks – the Final Interview

Iain Banks, Final InterviewRather than write a post here today (which I know I’ve been remiss at lately anyway), I’m simply posting a link… Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Carlos Ruiz ZafónDividing his time between Barcelona and Los Angeles, Carlos Ruiz Zafón is an author whose works have been published in over 40 languages, and whose stories have enraptured thousands. His six novels have spanned continents and ages and has strung magic and realism together so intricately that the separation can never be found.

I first discovered Zafón’s work on a whim when Waterstones were still doing their 3 for 2 offers and I picked it up because I liked the cover (as part of the Pick a Book game). The first book I ever picked up was The Shadow of the WindContinue reading

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Author Spotlight: Margaret Atwood

Margaret AtwoodRemember the author spotlight of Neil Gaiman? Now it’s the turn of another favourite author of mine: Margaret Atwood.

No doubt you have read something of Atwood’s in your lifetime – from 1970’s The Edible Woman to the 2009 novel The Year of the Flood – part of the incredible MaddAddam series. Or perhaps you’ve tried some of her poetry or short stories. Most likely you’ve read The Handmaid’s Tale – whether through school or because of its integral place in literature. Continue reading

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A Salute to Iain Banks

Iain BanksUnless you’ve been under a rock for the past few days, you will have heard that eminent writer Iain Banks (whose sci-fi alter ego is Iain M. Banks) has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and announced that his latest novel – forthcoming The Quarry – will be his last. Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Neil Gaiman

PICEDITOR-AGEWelcome to a new feature on Inkings and Inklings – the author spotlight. After discussing favourite authors with friends, introducing Little Sis to some authors she’d never tried before (more on that later), and after Ana’s little piece introducing newbies to the genius of Wodehouse, I decided that I would put the spotlight on various authors so that the uninitiated can discover new wonders. Continue reading

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