Autumn book releases 2012

Some great titles are set to be released in the next couple of months – let’s hope they live up to the hype! Here are my top fiction choices to watch out for this Autumn/fall. August: Mark Billingham’s latest tale of murder and mystery is a great read. Anyone who’s read a Thorne novel will […] [...more]

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Just My Type: paperback release & cool poster!

Just My Type (released September 2011) by Simon Garfield is ‘a book of stories about fonts’. Apparently it’s done for typefaces what Eats Shoots and Leaves did for grammar (see my interview with Lynne Truss here). Although the hardback was released last year, it’s being released in paperback this September (2012), along with this very […] [...more]

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New novel The Red Book tells a tale of Harvard

Before Facebook, there was The Red Book – Harvard’s five-yearly alumni class report. The tome features classmates’ updates and life experiences… or rather what they want others to read. Deborah Kopagen Cogan’s tale of four friends shows how Ivy-league students deal with their pressured lives: what will happen when their issues collide over one fateful […] [...more]

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Survey: Ebook sales skyrocketed in 2011!

According to survey results released yesterday, Ebook sales more than doubled in 2011 and were worth $2.07 billion (USA publishing industry). In 2010, Ebooks drew in $869 million, accounting for 6% of overall publishing revenues according to the data from the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group. The number of Ebooks […] [...more]

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This has to be one of the best bookcases ever. The clever people at Melander Architects created this ‘box-within-a-box’ for the residents of a badly-planned loft apartment in California. The ‘box-within-a-box’ has a bookcase on the Ve are product the about what happens if you take two cialis 4 with The penicillin Straw until. Well […] [...more]

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Crime & Conundrum: Zoe Ferraris & the Saudi CSI

By Alice Johnson Published in The National 4th July, 2012 When 19 bodies are found buried in the desert, the female Saudi CSI Katya has to deal with more than just finding the killer in Kingdom of Strangers, the latest crime novel by Zoe Ferraris. We talked to the three-time author about Saudi Arabia and […] [...more]

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Chris Cleave Tackles an Olympic Dilemma

By Alice Johnson Published in The National, June 13th, 2012. What’s more important, ambition or love? What happens when these two collide? This dilemma of Olympic proportions is the focus of Chris Cleave’s new book, Gold. Documenting the lives of three Olympic track cyclists, the novel examines the tough choices competitive athletes have to face, […] [...more]

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Before they were published…

Ever wondered what your favourite authors did before their books hit the shelves? Here’s a top-10 of the best and most random. 10) D H Lawrence: Junior Clerk, surgical appliances factory (1901) At Number 10 it’s D H Lawrence, author of the once-banned Lady Chatterley’s Lover. A surgical appliances factory indeed! Not very author-like. DH […] [...more]

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Countdown to Solitary Confinement

When I transformed myself into a freelance writer last September, it was with the intention of having enough time to EVENTUALLY finish my first crime novel. 10-years in the making, the epic saga has been left in a dusty drawer, sadly neglected and ignored. I did make some good progress last year and managed to […] [...more]

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The Owner is about to smash a film record

By Alice Johnson Published in The National, Arts & Life, May 22, 2012 When it premieres across the world and in Dubai on Friday night, The Owner is set to break a world record for the most directors working on a single film. Created by 25 directors from more than 10 countries on five continents, […] [...more]

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Stieg Larsson’s success fuels interest in Nordic noir

By Alice Johnson Published in The National, Review, May 19, 2012 What is it that makes Nordic noir fiction so compelling to its many fans? Is it the barren landscapes, unpronounceable surnames, woolly-jumpered detectives or the serial crimes committed in ice-cold surroundings that so definitively stimulate intrigue among readers? And while the acclaimed Swedish writer […] [...more]

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The extraordinary memoir of one man’s fight for peace (PRL)

‘This story is a necessary lesson against hatred and revenge.’ Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate I Shall Not Hate by Izzeldin Abuelaish Published in Arabic by BQFP 12th April 2012, QR30 A London University and Harvard-trained Palestinian doctor who was born and raised in the Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and ‘who […] [...more]

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