My interview with Marjory McGinn has just been published by The Displaced Nation. She talks about her experiences of living in Greece which inspired her memoir trilogy, culminating in A Scorpion in the Lemon Tree. For a chance of a free book read the interview.Filed under: Blog Tagged: books, expats [read more]
It’s a warm July afternoon on the southeast coast, the sun bright off the sea. I’m walking across a field in a train of people on a guided tour, bouncing on thick grasses combed flat by the wind. We’re heading towards a marker post in the distance, a post painted mustard yellow, easi [read more]
When poets discover that their words refer only to other words and not to reality which must be described as faithfully as possible, their despair. This is probably one cause for modern poetry’s sombre tone. In addition, poets are threatened by isolation. The bond between them...
“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked in Romeo and Juliet and this is something writers must ask themselves before they push a button to publish their first story online or – should they be so lucky – sign off on the proofs for their publisher. The name on the front cover will become th [read more]
This week for Friday Reads, the Impress team are taking you back in time with a few titles that mark the genesis and early evolution of crime fiction. Crime fiction began its journey as weekly serialised chapters in the penny presses from the 1830s onwards and became a popular genre among all classe [read more]