Writers Chat 29:Karen Lee Street on Edgar Allan Poe and The Empire of the Dead (Oneworld: London, 2019)

Writers Chat – Edgar Allan Poe and The Empire of the Dead Karen, you’re very welcome to my Writers Chat. We last chatted about Edgar Allan Poe and The Jewel of Peru and today we'll discuss  Edgar Allan Poe and The Empire of the Dead which was described as “a gripping read, and a worthy homage … Continue reading Writers Chat 29:Karen Lee Street on Edgar Allan Poe and The Empire of the Dead (Oneworld: London, 2019)

In Difficult Times…

In difficult times, literature can be a respite or a road map, fiction can offer a way forward or a means of escape, and poetry can be a pronouncement or a poultice. This is what the Paris Review (233) editorial note by Emily Nemens reminds us. It is to literature that we turn. In need … Continue reading In Difficult Times…

Book post, choice, and privilege

I’m currently reading the enthralling Her Kind by Niamh Boyce (Penguin: London, 2019) and looking forward to welcoming Niamh to my Writers’ Chat series shortly. Meanwhile I received wonderful book post this week: James Baldwin If Beale Street Could Talk Hiro Arikawa The Travelling Cat Mario Levrero Empty Words Sinéad Gleeson Constellations The hardest task will be which book to … Continue reading Book post, choice, and privilege