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NB Recommends: Patience: Q&A with Victoria Scott

Patience centres on a young woman with Rett Syndrome, which you have direct experience of, could you tell us a little about your own experiences and how these fed into/motivated your writing of the novel? Yes, my sister Clare has Rett syndrome. Being her sister has changed my life – overwhelmingly for the better. Having ...

NB Recommends: The Mercies: Q&A with Kiran Millwood Hargrave

We were honoured to interview Kiran Millwood Hargrave, the author of The Mercies, our July NB Recommends! The Mercies has been an enormous success – congratulations! What was your initial inspiration for the book? It’s rare I can pinpoint the start of an idea, but The Mercies was an exception in this, and other ways. ...

Q&A with Frank Gardner

Philipa Coughlan interviews Frank Gardner. Read Philipa’s review of his latest novel Outbreak here. Your third novel in the gripping, action packed Luke Carlton thriller series ‘Outbreak’ centres around a global terrorist threat from a deadly man-made virus. Was this a planned plot idea or did the Covid pandemic help to form the novel and ...

NB Recommends: Still Life: Q&A with Sarah Winman

Your new novel is titled Still Life, can you tell us a little about the meaning behind this title and how it relates to the story? In the book, one of my main protagonists Evelyn, an older art historian, is trying to write an introduction to a lecture she’s going to give on Still Life ...

Interview with Jamie Mollart – author of Kings of a Dead World

Interview by Philipa Coughlan. I finished reading ‘Kings of a Dead World’ on Earth Day, which seemed appropriate because of the themes of this novel and your involvement with Climate Fiction Writers. Is climate change a major concern now in your writing as it is in your life? Yes, absolutely. Surely it’s difficult not to ...

On top of receiving a year’s subscription to NB magazine, we will send a handpicked, gift-wrapped book each month of the year.

On top of receiving a year’s subscription to NB magazine, we will send a handpicked, gift-wrapped book each month of the year. Our expert book-pickers will endeavour to select the very best titles, but if you would like to give us a nudge, you're welcome to let us know a few of your favourite genres!

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