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An Interview with Dominique Demers

Dominique Demers is a hugely successful children’s author in her native Montreal, with almost 80 books to her name. Her Mademoiselle Charlotte series, which recounts the misadventures of the eccentric Mademoiselle in a variety of professions, is one of her greatest successes. We are delighted to be bringing the first instalment of the series, The New […]

An Interview with Richard C. Morais

Interview courtesy of Susan Agar and KGB Bar Lit Magazine Morais’s debut novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey, is the international best-seller that has sold in 21 territories around the world and is in active film development. His first book, an unauthorized biography of Pierre Cardin, was published by Bantam Press in 1991 to critical acclaim. He currently […]

An Interview with Philip Womack

Philip Womack is the author of four critically acclaimed novels for children whose most recent book, The Double Axe, is a reworking of the myth of the Minotaur for young readers, which revives the Greek myth for a new generation. Having harboured a life-long passion for Classics, Philip now teaches Latin and Greek, as well as writing […]

An Interview with Luis Sepúlveda

  Born in Santiago, Chile, Luis Sepúlveda is the multi-award-winning author of many adult novels and stories for children. Politically and socially engaged, he was persecuted and jailed by the Pinochet regime and worked for years as a crew member on a Greenpeace ship. The Story of a Seagull and The Cat Who Taught Her to […]

An Interview with Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya

The Storyteller of Marrakesh Each year the storyteller Hassan gathers listeners to the city square to share their recollections of a young foreign couple who mysteriously disappeared some time ago. As various witnesses describe their encounters with the couple – their tales overlapping, confirming and contradicting each other – Hassan hopes to light upon details […]

An Interview with Jane Hawking

Dr Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s wife for over twenty years, is a writer and lecturer. Her book At Home in France was published in 1994, followed by her memoir Travelling to Infinity, which became an Oscar-winning movie in 2015, under the title The Theory of Everything.What led you into writing? My first major writing experience was my Ph.D thesis […]

10 Things You Never Knew About Chocolate

Care Santos, author of Desire for Chocolate, shares with us 10 surprising facts about chocolate: 1. Chocolate is traded on the stock exchange. All chocolatiers consult the values of the day before buying their raw material. 2. In the seventeenth century the historian and jurist Antonio de León Pinelo published a book titled Question moral: si el […]

Philip Womack’s Double Axe and the myth of the Minotaur

THE DOUBLE AXE Philip Womack’s The Double Axe re-imagines ancient mythology for young readers today, showing how these venerable stories can help young people understand the world they live in. To coincide with the release of his book in February, Philip will be sharing his take on some of the Greek myths on this site, […]

Trilby Kent answers Readers’ Questions

Reviews From Reading Groups “I enjoyed meeting the characters and found them credible and sympathetic… An insightful exploration of the problems and dangers of hero worship and the narrow ideals of romantic nationalism and multiculturalism.” – A. Cornish, 73, Newcastle upon Tyne Reading Group “It engaged me from the start and I thought the gradual […]