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Moscow and the 1970s – researching the novel – Sarah Armstrong

All novels need research, but some need a bit more research than others. My third novel, The Wolves of Leninsky Prospekt, is a cold-war story of a young British embassy wife, Martha, who lives in a communist apartment block in … Continue reading

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Tutor Nessa O’Mahony writes about her new crime novel The Branchman

Most people know me as a poet. I’ve been writing poetry since the early 1990s and have been lucky enough to have books published with a fine poetry press, Salmon. But I’ve always been interested in stories. Many of my … Continue reading

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The Insect Rosary – a new novel from Sarah Armstrong

For the first seventeen years of my life I spent four weeks a year at my gran’s farm in Northern Ireland. I loved it, the dog and the rain and the wellies, and felt it was very much my other … Continue reading

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Joanna Ezekiel’s novel is published

My novel, The Inside-Out House is published in September 2014 by Indigo Dreams. Set in 1994, the main character is a fourteen-year-old girl, Sam Green, who moves from the lively seaside town of Seamead to the suburb of Rowham with her … Continue reading

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Hannah Vincent’s debut novel is published

I am pleased to announce that my debut novel Alarm Girl is published in August 2014.  The novel is set in South Africa and is partly narrated by eleven-year old Indy, who is visiting her father there for the first … Continue reading

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Emily Bullock’s novel to be published by Myriad Editions

Emily Bullock’s début novel, The Longest Fight is to be published by Brighton-based independent publisher, Myriad Editions, in early 2014.  It is the first signing for fiction editor Holly Ainley, who acquired world English rights from agent Ed Wilson at … Continue reading

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Word on the Street

My novel ‘Word on the Street’ will be out in paperback and ebook in September, published by Cillian Press. They are a new independent based in Manchester and they’re a great team. I was allowed in on a meeting with … Continue reading

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Kevan Manwaring’s Windsmith Elegy takes flight

This autumn sees the culmination of a ten year project for author and OU tutor Kevan Manwaring. With the publication of This Fearful Tempest, his five volume series, The Windsmith Elegy, concludes. The project began in September 2002, as part … Continue reading

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The Book of Guardians – Derek Neale’s new novel

Derek Neale’s debut novel has been published by Salt. Set in the UK and Canada, The Book of Guardians is a detective story for our time – the detective is no policeman but a cross between social worker and lawyer. … Continue reading

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Michael Stewart’s novel wins the Not the Booker prize

Michael Stewart’s novel King Crow, published in January 2011, has been voted the winner of the 2011 Not the Booker prize.  The prize is awarded by readers of the Guardian books blog, after an extended process of nominations, shortlisting and reviewing … Continue reading

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