‘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…

RAMADAN READATHON: THE INTRODUCTION

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If you follow me over on Twitter, you’ll probably know that I am co-hosting a readathon next month with Zoya @ We Are All Critics! We are so excited and also overwhelmed by all the support we have received so far. We have some incredible things already lined up including author interviews, Twitter chats and giveaways, and we hope to post a schedule at the end of this month so you know what’s happening where and when. In the meantime, this is a short introduction post explaining why we are doing it and how you can get involved!

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The Hate U Give || In Conversation

They say don't meet your heroes. It's definitely a bit weird being in the same room as the author of your current favorite read but this was on a new level. I didn't just like The Hate U Give (THUG) because it was a pleasant book but I admired what the author was trying to…

How To Not Write POC Characters

You want to include a diverse character in your new novel but you are not a POC (Person Of Color)? First of all, well done. I strongly believe that we need more diverse characters in what we read for a huge amount of reasons and hopefully (being optimistic here) you do too. These are more…

Conjuror A Book Review

One of Conjuror's main strengths was its characters. The MC (called Rémy) is a black teenage boy who discovers he is a descendant of a 'Conjuror'- someone who can alter reality with music. I must admit when I first picked up the book I thought Rémy was going to be as cliched as cliched could get. The authors…