Mini Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

"In the darkness, two shadows, reaching through the hopeless, heavy dusk. Their hands meet, and light spills in a flood, like a hundred golden urns pouring out the sun."

July Wrap Up

A round-up of this month’s reading and writing.

Futures in Publishing: The Changing Landscape of Contemporary Fiction

Despite internal shifts and challenges, publishing is the biggest creative industry in the UK - bigger than music, television, or film.

Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

The novel by Benjamin Alire Sáenz follows the adolescence of Aristotle Mendoza and Dante Quintana, who meet as 15-year-olds in El Paso, Texas and become practically inseparable. When faced with puberty, family troubles, danger, and grief, can their peculiar friendship endure?

The Business: Futures in Publishing 2017

Introducing a new series based on discussions at The Business: Futures in Publishing. Topics include: The Changing Landscape of Contemporary Fiction, Is YA Making Us Dumber?, Poaching Authors, Is Publishing Literary Fiction a Viable Business?, and Top Tips for Entering the Publishing Industry.

ARC Review: All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

Beth was a young woman fresh out of the foster system and determined to start a new life for herself. She had a new job, a new best friend, a new lover, and happily but unexpectedly, a new child. But that was all before the Bad Thing. The thing that landed her in prison and convinced her she's a '100% bad person'. The thing she keeps trying to run from.