Welcome to Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight Week!

Hello! This week, we’re focusing in on six of our phenomenal women writers from the Pushkin Vertigo crime list. Representing a wide range of people in their protagonists and storylines, these six titles are some of the most exciting voices…

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Marian Schwartz on Nina Berberova’s The Last and the First

Posted 29th July 2021 by Marian Schwartz

I came to The Last and the First as I have all of Berberova’s fiction: in anticipation of an exotic story about Russian émigrés in Paris between the wars and then firmly hooked by her gorgeous, moving prose. Berberova’s stories…

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Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight: The Adventures of Isabel by Candas Jane Dorsey

Posted 16th July 2021

The Adventures of Isabel is an eye-wateringly funny comic mystery by Candas Jane Dorsey, where a queer amateur detective and her cat take on the crimes that the feds don’t seem to care about. As part of the Vertigo Spotlight…

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Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight: The Second Woman by Louise Mey

Posted 16th July 2021

Louise Mey is the author of the upcoming noir, The Second Woman, which is available for preorder now. As part of the Vertigo Spotlight Week, we sat down and asked her some questions about her book and it’s heroine. Tell…

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Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight: The Others by Sarah Blau

Posted 15th July 2021

Sarah Blau is the author of the chilling and darkly comic thriller, The Others. As part of our Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight Week, we sat down with Sarah and asked her a few questions about her inspirations, hurdles and current reading…

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Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight: Pretty as a Picture by Elizabeth Little

Posted 14th July 2021

Pretty as a Picture is the story of Marissa, a shy but successful film editor, who takes a prestigious job on a closed island film set. Soon, things turn murderous, and Marissa finds herself playing detective in the editing room.…

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Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight: Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke

Posted 13th July 2021

As part of our Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight Week, we sat down with Amy Suiter Clarke, author of the gripping true-crime-podcast-inspired-thriller, Girl, 11, and asked her a few questions about the book, her obsessions and what she’s reading next. Tell us…

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Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight: The Eighth Girl by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

Posted 8th July 2021

Maxine Mei-Fung Chung is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and author of gritty and confounding The Eighth Girl. As part of our Pushkin Vertigo Spotlight Week, we sat down with Maxine and asked her a few questions about what this book and…

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Susan Steinberg: On Writing

Posted 9th June 2021 by Susan Steinberg

As jagged as it is beautiful, as poetic as it is furious, Machine by Susan Steinberg is a propulsive story of communal guilt in the wake of a young girl’s drowning. Out now in paperback, we asked author Susan Steinberg…

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‘Writing is Alchemy’: Susie Bower on Alchemy and The Three Impossibles

Posted 3rd June 2021 by Susie Bower

When eleven year old Mim meets the last living Alchemist—Trismegistus MacWhisker—she asks him what Alchemy is. He replies: ‘Alchemy is the art of Transformation. Its goal is to set right what is wrong; to change what is inferior or imperfect…

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