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Notes on Resilience by Sonia Purnell

They are the golden moments of a writer’s life: when readers reveal that your book has helped them in a time of fear, distress or exhaustion. Consider, then, how poignant it was for me to […]

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The Tea Towel by Melatu Uche Okorie

My Wrappa of Irish Literary Female Writers   My publishers sent me a piece from the Irish Times by John Boyne on the Irish literary tea towel in which he highlighted the absence of female […]

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Lara Thompson on winning the first Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award

  Lara Thompson talks Vietnamese food, secret writing and how it felt to win the first ‘Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award’.   I was in my favourite Vietnamese restaurant, alone, with a spring roll […]

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