Writers on Location

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Writers on Location – Henrietta Rose-Innes on Cape Town

Last week’s piece on Resilient Thinking and First Drafts was my first post about writing in a long time and it struck a chord with so many people that I’ve decided to do a follow-up on resilience and the editing process, once I get to that point with my new manuscript (patience required).  Whilst my … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Vanessa Lafaye on Key West, Florida

There was a really enthusiastic response to last week’s showcase of new fiction by The Prime Writers so on behalf of us all, many thanks to everyone who has shared it and shown their appreciation.  An extra title out later this month has since been added, so it’s worth taking another look… Today I am … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Rod Reynolds on Hot Springs, Arkansas

Considering that crime fiction isn’t my area, it holds a lot of positive associations.  It was five years ago in London, on a Faber Crime Writing weekend (don’t ask), that I met my good friend and critique partner Kristin Celms – who lives in Minnesota. I’ve been invited to talk about book blogging at the … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Nicholas Hogg on Tokyo

According to the latest edition of The Economist Pocket World in Figures, the UK heads the world ranking for new titles published, with 2,875 per million of population in 2013 (compared to 1,831 in Slovenia and Taiwan in joint second place, and 959 in the United States in 12th). I find all of this staggering … Continue reading

Writers on Location – André Alexis on Toronto

I am constantly finding new books to enthuse about (I know, it’s hard to keep up) but today’s Writers on Location visit to Toronto is a special cause for celebration – my guest André Alexis has just been awarded Canada’s prestigious Giller Prize for Fifteen Dogs.  As a result, this surprising and original novel (published in the … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Anja de Jager on Amsterdam

I’ve recently returned from a very enjoyable, stimulating and exhausting week in New York and there will be no drop in the pace over the next few weeks.  There’s some great stuff coming up on the Literary Sofa, including several genres you won’t often find here:  in this case, crime, and next week, the psychological thriller (even … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Oscar de Muriel on Victorian Edinburgh

It’s not every day that you bump into a violin-playing Mexican chemist who’s written a historical crime novel set in Scotland, in English!  I met today’s guest Oscar de Muriel at a book party in the early days of the Literary Sofa and although our paths have yet to cross again in real life I have … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Philip Teir on Helsinki

Over the next few months I’ll be featuring some of the titles from my Hot Picks 2015 selection on the Literary Sofa, starting with a Writers on Location post about Helsinki by Finnish author Philip Teir, dubbed #Scanzen by his UK publishers Serpent’s Tail.  I’m often sceptical about such tags but with his debut novel … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Jason Hewitt on Arctic Norway

I’m really thrilled that the Writers on Location series is proving so popular. Every author’s relationship with place is different and makes for such an interesting story in its own right. That’s especially true of today’s guest: novelist, actor and playwright Jason Hewitt. His World War Two debut The Dynamite Room, one of my Fiction Hot … Continue reading