‘Book Bites’ for Wednesday 4th March 2015

'Which Books Do You Read Over and Over Again?' - I'm a huge advocate for rereading (especially short stories), and so it's nice to stumble across a discussion on the New York Times website that covers this very topic. During the course of the article … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award shortlist revealed - Alas, I've not had the time or the focus to be able to get behind one of my favourite short story awards this year, but that doesn't stop me giving you the heads up on the freshly announced … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Wednesday 13th November 2013

Short fiction fans set for a long visit at ShortStops - How exciting to see short story writer and editor of The Short Review, Tania Hershman breaking cover with a new short fiction-related portal which focuses on bringing attention to all of the … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Saturday 9th November 2013

Kerouac, Ginsberg and Mead on the meaning of 'Beat' - Over at Open Culture there's a hot serving of rare audio recordings in which Beat gods Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Margaret Mead get down to the nitty gritty of what the Beat Movement … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Friday 8th November 2013

Clare Vaye Watkins shorts out 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize - What a joy it is to see that American Clare Vaye Watkins has won the 2013 Dylan Thomas Prize for her collection, Battleborn (Granta Books). And coming right off the back of Alice Munro being … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Thursday 7th November 2013

Leafing through the pages - Over at the Paris Review website, debut novelist Amy Grace Loyd tells us why she has a thing for squirrelling away tree leaves between the pages of books. You know, that's one of the reasons I love physical books as … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Wednesday 13th February 2013

Ginsberg snaps to The Beat - If you're a fan of the Beat Generation and you live in New York, then you might want to get yourself along to the NYU's Grey Art Gallery where there is an exhibition of photographs snapped by none other than Beat icon, … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Tuesday 12th February 2013

"72% of Japanese consumers don't want to try ebooks" - If you're a champion of the physical book, and you're feeling glum because it feels like ebooks are taking over the world, then you need to get yourself along to the CNN Tech website where a … [Read more...]

‘Book Bites’ for Monday 11th February 2013

Sylvia Plath reads Lady Lazurus - On this, the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death, the Open Culture website points to a 1962 BBC recording of Plath reading her poem, Lady Lazurus. The 50 most influential books by women? - On the Guardian … [Read more...]

Book Bites: Jane Mount in motion, Book Bricks, Indy’s 50 best winter reads

Thessaly La Force's 'ideal bookshelf' - While I'm sure many of you would have already seen the extraordinarily gorgeous bookish art of Jane Mount, few would have bore witness to the creation of her art, in motion. Well, thanks to the Paris Review we … [Read more...]