What the hell is going on?

Guys, gals and non-binary pals I think it is about time I contributed another piece to this wonderful blog. Where the other two, much more qualified, contributors to the blog will tackle major issues of our time through the criticism of literary pieces I prefer to be a lot more forward with my opinions and…

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Release a Book Review

Recently, Zoya and I went to see Patrick Ness in conversation, on the press tour for his book ‘Release’. I have been a fan of Ness’ writing for a long time - I actually don't remember how old I was when I read The Knife of Never Letting Go (probably about nine, knowing my family's…

‘Publishers love paying lip-service to diversity, but none of them actually mean it.’ || Sami Shah

Sami Shah has been profiled in the New York Times, ABC's The Australian Story, BBC Radio 4, NPR, TEDx, and QI with Stephen Fry. His autobiography, "I, MIGRANT" has been nominated for the NSW Premier's Literary Award, WA Premier's Literary Award, and the Russell Prize for Humour Writing.Sami has written columns for national and international…

RAMADAN READATHON : The What, The Where, The When

Nadia and I have been planning #RamadanReadathon for nearly a month now and we're very excited to show you what we've got in store. From interviews to Twitter chats to blog posts, we hope there's something in here for everyone. Whoever you are, we hope you join in with our effort to help promote books by…

Patrick Ness, Release – In Conversation

Patrick Ness started the night by admitting that he was perfectly happy with just one novel in his name. Imagine that! All those contributions to the literary landscape pulled away from us, all those stories to be represented to be turned into thoughts without a word count. And Ness is one of my favorite authors. But…