Live, from Scotland!

  Coming to you live from Bonnie Scotland. I'll be reviewing for UK publishers and venues through the next few months, up and running here at Bluestalking. You'll find me at the Edinburgh International Literary Festival in August, attending events, standing very close to authors, reading and buying books, enjoying the roar of the grease …

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Colm Toibin but Were Afraid to Ask

I'm perilously close to having my Irish genes revoked. Not only did I have the wrong pronunciation of the man's name streaming in my head, I've also been accenting the wrong vowels in his name in writing: COLM TóiBíN 'Atsa way you spell it! Accents are on the "o" and second "i," not both "i"s. …

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Event: Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) & Maira Kalman

What larks, Pip! Starting off 2012 with a bang. It's only January and I've chalked up one author reading. Daniel Handler and his illustrator Maira Kalman spoke at the Barnes & Noble in Skokie, IL this past Wednesday evening, the two of them playing off each other like a comedy act. Reader, I have seen …

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