Author Interview with Nicholas Royle

I first discovered Nicholas Royle when I began reading Best of British Short Stories, which he edited, published by SALT. I began with Best of British Short Stories 2011, and was hooked. I have a deep love of second-hand bookshops, and when I wrote a recent blog post on how people arrange their bookshelves, and … Continue reading Author Interview with Nicholas Royle

An Interview with Vanessa Gebbie, Editor of Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story

Written by 24 prizewinning writers and teachers of writing, Short Circuit is intensely practical. Each expert discusses necessary craft issues: their own writing processes, sharing tried and tested writing exercises and lists of published work they find inspirational. Endorsed by The National Association of Writers in Education, it became recommended or required reading for Creative … Continue reading An Interview with Vanessa Gebbie, Editor of Short Circuit: A Guide to the Art of the Short Story

A Review: He Wants, Alison Moore

  Retired teacher Lewis Sullivan always imagined living by the sea. He lives instead in the Midlands village in which he was born. His grown-up daughter visits every day, bringing soup. He does not want soup. He frequents his second-favourite pub, where he can get half a shandy, a speciality sausage and a bit of … Continue reading A Review: He Wants, Alison Moore

The Fine Art of Bookselling

Christina James is a crime thriller writer of the literary variety. Her novel In the Family was published in November 2012 and her next DI Yates novel is due to be released in June 2013. She has written a guest blog post today on her experiences as a bookseller. Thank you, Christina.        … Continue reading The Fine Art of Bookselling

The Magic of Short Stories

Today's guest post is written by author Carys Bray, winner of Salt Publishing's 2012 Scott Prize. Thank you, Carys. I am really enjoying the complexity of these short stories which are honest and gritty accounts of family life, bound up in a collection which leaves its mark long after the pages stop turning. Highly recommended. … Continue reading The Magic of Short Stories