H.S. Norup and The Hungry Ghost: A Q&A

As spooky season is upon us, we sat down with author H.S. Norup to talk about her wonderfully gripping yet hugely moving new book – The Hungry Ghost. Wondering where that fabulous title comes from? Keep reading to find out……

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Susie Bower: How to Write Children’s Characters

Posted 2nd July 2020

Where do you get your characters from? A classic question most writers face. If the writer replies: They’re an amalgam of people I know. – the questioner’s face may light up with anticipation – or drop in horror. But my…

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Liz Hyder’s Lockdown Leisures

Posted 27th May 2020

Did you miss our Pushkin Pop Up hosted by Liz Hyder and her editor Sarah Odedina? The two had a wonderful discussion about reading and writing in self isolation, how to lift the lockdown blues and what they’re excited about…

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Locked down in Addis Ababa: Ele Fountain

Posted 16th May 2020

When we moved to Addis Ababa with our baby and toddler, it brought an explosion of change to our lives. There were the small things like no fish fingers or fresh milk. Then there were larger things like taking your…

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My Grandfather, the ‘Devilish Twist Man’ Seishi Yokomizo

Posted 12th May 2020

Seishi Yokomizo published 77 books in his hugely successful Kosuke Kindiachi series, but his fame never quite made it outside of Japan. Now, Pushkin Vertigo have been reissuing these golden age mysteries, to great success with critics and readers alike.…

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‘He’s eating a baby!’: A Q&A with Agustina Bazterrica

Posted 7th May 2020

Since its publication back in February, Argentinian author Agustina Bazterrica’s Tender is the Flesh has been making headlines. Dubbed ‘disturbing’, ‘hideous’ and ‘gut-churning’, the dystopian world Bazterrica creates is one in which animal meat is no longer edible. The government’s…

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Australian Women: A Reading List

Posted 1st May 2020

Madeleine Watts is the author of the recently released debut, The Inland Sea. Adrift and apathetic, a young woman works as an emergency dispatch operator in Sydney. As the calls for help roll in, she slips further and further into…

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An Interview with Dorthe Nors

Posted 23rd April 2020

Dorthe Nors is one of the brightest names in Danish literary fiction. Her novel, Mirror, Shoulder, Signal was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize; her previous works Karate Chop and Minna Needs Rehearsal Space were also received to…

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Dorthe Nors’ Self Isolation Short Story Kit

Posted 22nd April 2020

Dorthe Nors is internationally renowned as one of the most original voices in contemporary Danish fiction. Her novel Mirror, Shoulder, Signal was shortlisted for the International Man Booker Prize, and she is a virtuoso short story writer (the first Danish…

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A Q&A with UKLA shortlisted author, Karen Foxlee

Posted 9th April 2020

Earlier this week it was announced that Karen Foxlee has been shortlisted for the UKLA Teachers Book Award for her deeply moving novel, Lenny’s Book of Everything. Congratulations, Karen! Our children’s editor-at-large, Sarah Odedina, took the opportunity to sit down…

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