Online short story round-up 2

I've been a little under the weather this week, and so wasn't able to write up the review I was planning to publish this week. So, instead, I thought I would share some more online fiction I've enjoyed recently. These short, sharp stories all grabbed my attention away from endless Twitter scrolling and drew me … Continue reading Online short story round-up 2


Indie introductions: Influx Press

Welcome to Indie Introductions, my series profiling some of the UK's marvellous independent publishers. Previously, I have profiled Salt Publishing and Granta Books; this time, it's the turn of Influx Press. Influx Press: a brief introduction: Influx Press is a small independent publishing house based in Hackney, north London. It was originally set up in … Continue reading Indie introductions: Influx Press

Book review: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Given the significance of online communication in Conversations with Friends, it is fitting that I won a paperback copy of the book via a Twitter giveaway from publisher Faber & Faber. Conversations with Friends follows 21-year-old student Frances and her relationships: with Bobbi, her best friend and former girlfriend, and with Nick and Melissa, an older couple … Continue reading Book review: Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

Forgotten Women: the Scientists, 6th March 2018

Journalist and editor Zing Tsjeng has found a particularly special way to mark International Woman's Day: by publishing her first two Forgotten Women books, a brand-new feminist history series. Both Forgotten Women: The Leaders and Forgotten Women: The Scientists shine a light on the women whose brilliant achievements have been dismissed, denied, stolen, or overshadowed by men over the centuries. … Continue reading Forgotten Women: the Scientists, 6th March 2018

Indie introductions: Granta Books

Welcome to Indie Introductions, where I profile independent publishers whose work I want to shout about. Last month, I wrote about Salt Publishing; this time, it's the turn of the brilliant Granta Books. Granta: a brief introduction: You might have already heard of Granta Magazine, a literature and photojournalism magazine. Originally a Cambridge student magazine, … Continue reading Indie introductions: Granta Books