The internet is aflutter with excitement about Aaron Sorkin’s new television show, The Newsroom. All kinds of questions are being asked: how will Sorkin write a Republican protagonist? Where’s Bradley Whitford? Will The Newsroom air anywhere besides the US? Here’s what I’m asking: will it change lives? Because The West Wing changed mine. For a… Continue reading All because of Aaron Sorkin: how the West Wing changed me
My first Bustle byline is an essay about Jami Attenberg’s All Grown Up, out today, and how it challenges common assumptions about singleness.
Happy World Book Day! In honour of today, I have a piece at Stylist magazine with nine tips and tricks for fitting more reading into your busy life. Happy Reading!
Inbox An occupational hazard of trying to have my finger more on the pulse of the British publishing scene these days is that I know about more books and am tempted by more books. My Sweet Revenge was doing really well in the UK charts a few weeks back and I couldn’t resist it. The… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 5th to 12th Feb 2017
Inbox Very excited to have got approved for a digital advanced review copy of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, out this month in both the UK and the US. “Through letters and journals, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of a village choir during World War II.” I loved, loved, loved The… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 29th Jan to 5th Feb
Inbox I can’t quite believe this, but I didn’t buy any books this week! This despite having been minutes away from Strand Books in NYC this weekend. Also, no Edelweiss approvals for digital advance review copies. (Boo!) And no deals that tempted me. Goodreads Deals was great when they stuck to emailing you about books… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 22nd to 29th Jan 2017
Sometimes, it takes a while for British books to make it across the Pond. There’s a variety of reasons for that — I’ve yet to get to the bottom of all of them, but if I had to guess I’d say that it has to do mostly with two things. Firstly, the the logistics of… Continue reading 8 Novels Crossing the Pond in 2017
Inbox My inbox is overflowing this week. Both because it was on offer and because of its timeliness, I caved and bought Michael Wear’s new book, Reclaiming Hope. It’s about faith in the Obama White House, so right up my street. Also, there’s a West Wing reference on the very first page. “More than a memoir of the Obama… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 15th to 22nd Jan 2017