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Helen Mackinven

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Guest Author – Helen MacKinven: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Today it’s a huge pleasure to welcome Scottish author Helen MacKinven back to the Literary Sofa on publication of her second novel Buy Buy Baby.  It’s only eight months since her previous visit with Talk of the Toun, but I’ll leave Helen to tell you that story, which mirrors my own in various uncanny ways. Helen … Continue reading

Guest Author – Helen MacKinven on Setting her Novel in a Small Town

Once again I am very happy to be hosting a writer who has been following and supporting the Literary Sofa from the beginning and who has now achieved her goal of becoming a published novelist.  Helen MacKinven and I have still never met in person but we’ve enjoyed exchanging manuscripts and supporting each other on … Continue reading

Literary Taste – Who’s to Judge?

Last week, while the Chair of the 2012 Man Booker Prize judges Peter Stothard was claiming that book bloggers are ‘harming literature’, I was busy sifting through the incredibly diverse and original ‘Best Book I’ve Read This Year’ entries in the competition to celebrate my first year doing just that. Blogging about books, that is. … Continue reading

My Novel – Now out in paperback