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A sneak preview of The Red Book

The Red Book is the name of the annual yearbook produced by Harvard University that helps keep alumni abreast of their former classmates achievements. Deborah Kogan’s highly acclaimed new novel is the story of four such Harvard students and friends, who’s lives have taken very different paths in the twenty years since graduating in 1989, and who are brought together…

Katie Ward answers book club member questions

Over the last four weeks, our Virago Book Club members have been reading – and reviewing – Girl Reading by Katie Ward. To conclude the discussion, we asked them to send their questions about the book to the author. Here is what they asked – and here are her replies:   I loved the book! I wanted to know…

Girl Reading: Our next Virago book club choice

Seven portraits. Seven artists. Seven girls and women reading. Described by The Times as ‘a real wow of a first novel’, Katie Ward’s richly textured debut is a perfectly imagined collection of tales about how each of these portraits came to be. And, as the connections accumulate, the narrative leads us into the present and…

Virago Book Club – ask a question for Katie Ward!

We are delighted to say that Katie will be joining in our Virago Book Club discussion about current selection Girl Reading by answering any questions you have about the book. So you could ask about the how she wrote it, or about the stories behind the paintings which inspired it, or perhaps something specific about any of the characters…