WHY WOMEN AUTHORS HAVE IT HARDER THAN MEN AND WHAT I’M GOING TO DO ABOUT IT AS A FEMINIST WRITING COACH

WHY WOMEN AUTHORS HAVE IT HARDER THAN MEN AND WHAT I’M GOING TO DO ABOUT IT AS A FEMINIST WRITING COACH

I’ve always been a feminist – I was reading Simone de Beauvoir at 13 and I nipped out from my job at Foyle’s bookshop in London to see Gloria Steinem speak when I was 19 (and, yes, she was amazing!). I volunteered at the Feminist Library before I...
THE BOOK DINER INTERVIEWS: MICHAEL NOBBS ON HOW TO BE SUSTAINABLY CREATIVE – EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE LITTLE TIME OR ENERGY

THE BOOK DINER INTERVIEWS: MICHAEL NOBBS ON HOW TO BE SUSTAINABLY CREATIVE – EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE LITTLE TIME OR ENERGY

This week, The Book Diner looks back to when we had a visit from Michael Nobbs, an artist and non-fiction writer from Wales whose book, Drawing Your Life: Learn to See, Record, and Appreciate Life’s Small Joys, was published by Penguin after years of successfully...
‘LIFE IS A BARN DANCE WITHOUT A CALLER’: BRIGHTON AUTHOR, ALLIE ROGERS, TALKS ABOUT HER DEBUT NOVEL, LITTLE GOLD AND STAYING TOO LONG ON THE BUS

‘LIFE IS A BARN DANCE WITHOUT A CALLER’: BRIGHTON AUTHOR, ALLIE ROGERS, TALKS ABOUT HER DEBUT NOVEL, LITTLE GOLD AND STAYING TOO LONG ON THE BUS

This week, I’m delighted to introduce one of my dear friends, Allie Rogers, whose first novel, Little Gold, has just been published. I am a huge fan of Allie’s writing, which is beautifully observed and thoughtful (as she is). I’ve seen her work so...