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A Study of Violence: Maggie O’Farrell’s The Marriage Portrait

WRITTEN BY LUCINDA BYATT Hilary Mantel’s death had just been announced when I heard Maggie O’Farrell talking about her as an ...Read Article

New Voices: Sarah Adlakha, Maya Deane, Joanna Quinn & Olesya Salnikova Gilmore

WRITTEN BY MYFANWY COOK Sarah Adlakha, Maya Deane, Joanna Quinn, and Olesya Salnikova Gilmore have set out to rediscover people, places and classic ...Read Article

Drilling Deep: Jenny Barden Talks to Amanda Smyth about Fortune

WRITTEN BY JENNY BARDEN Fortune (Peepal Tree Press, 2021; shortlisted for the 2022 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction) packs a lot into a cracking ...Read Article

The Power of Setting: Karen Odden Considers the Thames, the Dark River

WRITTEN BY KAREN ODDEN In London, the summer of 1858 was known for “the Great Stink”. The stench of sewage and industrial effluent rising ...Read Article

The Hunter & the Hunted: Robert Harris’s Act of Oblivion

WRITTEN BY GORDON O’SULLIVAN In his latest novel, author Robert Harris “set out to create an epic.” He soon found himself on ...Read Article

Launch: Elizabeth St. John’s The Godmother’s Secret

INTERVIEW BY M.N. STROH Brought up in England, Elizabeth St. John was perfectly situated to unearth the research needed to enrich her ...Read Article

Behind the Gunpowder Plot: The Winter Garden by Nicola Cornick

BY MARILYN PEMBERTON The seed for The Winter Garden (Graydon House, October 2022) was sown when Nicola Cornick ‘discovered that Robert Catesby, the ringleader ...Read Article

Launch: Juliane Weber’s Beneath the Darkening Clouds

INTERVIEW BY LESLIE S. LOWE Juliane is a scientist turned novelist, with an honors degree in zoology and a Ph.D. in physiology. ...Read Article

The Winter Guest by W. C. Ryan: Fusing Disparate Elements to Create a Great Novel

BY TRISH MACENULTY W.C. Ryan’s most recent novel, The Winter Guest (Skyhorse Publishing, 2022), is a murder mystery, ghost story, and historical ...Read Article

Launch: Rilla Askew’s Prize for the Fire

INTERVIEW BY ANNE EASTER SMITH Rilla Askew is the author of five novels, a book of stories, and a collection of creative nonfiction. ...Read Article