If there’s a theme to this month’s offering of British books being published in the US, it’s challenge. There’s the challenge of fighting the patriarchy. There’s the challenge of dealing with the internet and the surprising and sometimes dark world it opens up, and the challenge of imagining a world in which teen girls hold the… Continue reading 5 British Books to Look Out For in the US in October
Whatever genre you’re into, there’s something coming to the US from the UK for you in the first half of September — this month’s selection encompasses a thriller, literary fiction, YA, and non fiction.
If you’re packing for your last trip of the summer, throw one of these in your suitcase. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
My main book blogging project this year has been compiling the Brit Lit blog. Every weekday, I summarise what’s happening in the world of British books and publishing. It’s been fun, and rewarding, and my to-be-read pile has grown exponentially. I’d love to expand the Brit Lit blog. I’d love to spend more time bringing… Continue reading Help me make more Brit Lit things!
There’s a reason cities are such fertile terrain for novels: they’re full to the brim with people, in all their variety. Rich, poor, hopeless or spurred by the dream that brought them to the city in the first place, they come from all over the world and speak many languages, many varieties of each of… Continue reading 100 Must-Read Novels Set in London
This year, I finally made it to BookExpo, the biggest event in the American publishing calendar. It’s an incredible privilege, if you’re a book nerd, to get to hear about books in advance and then to get the advance review copies for free. I had vowed to bring home no more than ten. I failed.… Continue reading Books I Snagged at BookExpo 2017
Happy Festa della Repubblica Day! 2nd June is a day of celebration, commemorating the day in 1946 when Italy voted to become a Republic. And since there’s no better way to celebrate than with a book (okay, a book and a glass of Prosecco, maybe followed by a good pizza and some dancing), here are… Continue reading Happy Festa della Repubblica Day: Books to Celebrate Italy