This is the last of three blogs on reading.
Does where you read a book affect your understanding of it?
I ask because of a conversation I had with a friend. We were discussing books, and I said I was reading Olive Kitteridge. She said she’d read it but hadn’t enjoyed it. She’d been in Bali at the time, she added, and perhaps that had affected her evaluation.
So I started to think about what reading in a specific place brings to the experience. (more…)
Some of the world’s best crime writers (among them Lee Child, Val McDermid, Sara Paretsky) talk about their detectives – and how hard it is to kill them off.
I am extremely chuffed that Present Tense has been long-listed for this year’s Davitt Awards. It’s in great company!
When it comes to writing, where does respect stop and censorship begin? Atlin Merrick and I have differing views and so we wrote a joint blog about this. It’s the second in a series of three blogs on reading
How far do you have to read a book before you’re allowed to give up on it ? This is the first of three posts on reading
I was proud to be part of launching the New South Wales chapter of Sisters in Crime, in an online panel called Deadly, Dangerous, Dazzling – the allure of South African crime fiction. Thriller writer L A Larkin and I had a blast discussing locations, characters and inspiration with our MC, acclaimed writer Malla Nunn.