The Good Journal: Interview with Julia Kingsford

The Good Journal: Interview with Julia Kingsford

Abbie Headon interviews Julia Kingsford, literary agent and marketing consultant at Kingsford Campbell, about her new project, The Good Journal. 1) You’ve just launched The Good Journal on Kickstarter: what is it? It’s a quarterly literary magazine for writers of colour. We’re launching it because we believe there should be more of a platform for […]

Career progression: Interview with Publisher Jeremy Trevathan

Career progression: Interview with Publisher Jeremy Trevathan

Jeremy Trevathan is the Publisher at Pan Macmillan in the UK, responsible for the adult division, which publishes authors as diverse as Ken Follett, Jeffrey Archer, Danielle Steel, Alan Hollinghurst, Cormac McCarthy, Nelson Mandela and Joe Wicks. Here, Norah Myers chats with him about the progression of his career. 1) How did you personally know […]

Talking Podcasts: Standard Issue

Talking Podcasts: Standard Issue

Following on from our articles on The Riff Raff and The Extraordinary Business Book Club, Abbie Headon interviews the team behind the brilliant Standard Issue podcast, an online magazine by women, for women. 1) Where did the idea for Standard Issue podcast spring from? Standard Issue started life as an online women’s magazine almost three […]

Interview with Francesca Main, Publishing Director at Picador

Interview with Francesca Main, Publishing Director at Picador

Francesca Main is Publishing Director at Picador, where her authors include Jessie Burton, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Emma Flint, Mark Watson and Adam Kay. She was named Editor of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards in 2015. Previously, she worked at Simon & Schuster, Hamish Hamilton and Penguin and has also taught creative writing and editing […]

Interview with WriteNow participant Nelson Abbey

Interview with WriteNow participant Nelson Abbey

WriteNow, Penguin Random House UK’s programme to find, mentor and publish new writers currently under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves, is back for 2017. The world’s number-one publisher is looking for new writers from a socio-economically marginalised background, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) and BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) writers, or writers with a disability, […]

Interview with WriteNow mentor Lydia Yadi

Interview with WriteNow mentor Lydia Yadi

WriteNow, Penguin Random House UK’s programme to find, mentor and publish new writers currently under-represented on the nation’s bookshelves, is back for 2017. The world’s number-one publisher is looking for new writers from a socio-economically marginalised background, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) and BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) writers, or writers with a disability, to […]

On being a Rising Star and Literary Agent: Ariella Feiner interview

On being a Rising Star and Literary Agent: Ariella Feiner interview

Ariella Feiner started working at PFD in 2006 before moving to United Agents and is now nurturing her own client list which includes many bestselling, critically acclaimed and award winning authors across fiction and non-fiction, including a million-copy selling author and ground-breaking non-fiction. In 2017, The Bookseller named her as a Rising Star. Here, Norah […]

Don’t Hold My Head Down: Interview with Lucy-Anne Holmes

Don’t Hold My Head Down: Interview with Lucy-Anne Holmes

Lucy-Anne Holmes is a writer and campaigner. Her last novel Just a Girl Standing In Front of a Boy won the Romantic Novelists Association ‘Rom Com of the Year 2015’ and she founded the successful No More Page 3 campaign. She is currently raising funds for her book Don’t Hold My Head Down with Unbound […]

Interview with Windham-Campbell Prize winner Ashleigh Young

Interview with Windham-Campbell Prize winner Ashleigh Young

The Windham-Campbell Prizes were recently awarded to lucky novelists, playwrights, and poets. Norah Myers interviews one winner, Ashleigh Young, here. 1) Huge congratulations on winning a Windham-Campbell Prize. What does it mean to you? Thank you very much, and it’s hard to sum up what this means for me, because truly, it means everything. I […]

Curtis Brown Creative: An award-winning author’s perspective

Curtis Brown Creative: An award-winning author’s perspective

Curtis Brown Creative offers in-person courses and online courses for students interested in writing fiction and nonfiction. Norah Myers wanted to know more from a student who successfully completed an online course. Here, she interviews author Jane Harper. 1) What motivated you to sign up for an online writing course with Curtis Brown Creative? I […]