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A new model of the hero – Steph Swainston talks Fair Rebel and the Castle books

We are thrilled to welcome Steph Swainston back to the Gollancz blog for a special guest post on heroes, Fair Rebel and the Castle series. These days, heroism isn’t hard to find. The cinemas abound with superheroes; a boy wizard is recognised around the globe, even the Jedi have returned again. These can be fun, […]

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Exclusive Interview with Nalini Singh

To celebrate the publication of the latest in Nalini Singh’s incredible Guild Hunter series, ARCHANGEL’S HEART, we chatted to Nalini about her book recommendations, writing and dragons (natch).   Who is your favourite author? I can’t pick just one! Instead I’ll give you the two authors I’ve been reading and loving the longest. Whether it’s new […]

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Marilynne Robinson and Barack Obama in conversation

Robinson has plumbed the depths of the human spirit in her trilogy of novels – Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, Orange-Prize winning Home and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning Lila – and in her moving essay collection When I Was a Child I Read Books. Now, in The Givenness of Things, she brings a profound sense of awe and […]

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Exclusive Interview with Peter Higgins

We are delighted to welcome Peter Higgins back to the Gollancz Blog for a special interview. Peter Higgins is the author of the forthcoming Wolfhound Empire. Find out what books Peter has been reading recently, his favourite author, his writing rituals, most recommended book and much more! Who is your favourite author? David Bowie. Jack […]

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‘How do I give these characters the ending they deserve?’ A Guest Post by Den Patrick

We are delighted to welcome Den Patrick back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post on his stunning fantasy trilogy The Erebus Sequence.  This is the end, my only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end – End of the Night by the Doors The paperback […]

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Scott Lynch in conversation at FantasyCon 2016 (Scarborough, UK)

For those of you who weren’t able to make it to FantasyCon last weekend we are thrilled to be able to share with you a summary of the brilliant in conversation between between Marcus Gipps (editor at Gollancz) and guest-of-honor Scott Lynch on 24 Sept 2016. The summary was put together by A J Dalton […]

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Nalini Singh Interviews Charlaine Harris

In the third in our trilogy of interviews between three authors who are powerhouses of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and more, Nalini Singh (author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series) interviews Charlaine Harris (author of the Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries, Midnight, Texas and more) about writing horror, going on set for Midnight, Texas, and character […]

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Suzanne McLeod Interviews Nalini Singh

In the second in our trilogy of interviews between three authors who are powerhouses of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and more, Suzanne McLeod (author of the Spellcrackers.com series) interviews Nalini Singh (author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series) about season two of the Psy-Changeling series, plotting and chocolate fixes…   SM: Hi Nalini! Thanks […]

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Charlaine Harris interviews Suzanne McLeod

In the first in our trilogy of interviews between three authors who are powerhouses of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and more, Charlaine Harris (author of the Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries, Midnight, Texas and more) interviews Suzanne McLeod (author of the Spellcrackers.com series) about writing, urban fantasy, and Hellhounds…   CH: How long will the Spellcrackers series […]

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Read an extract from Darling Days

Her Chapter 1 Babygirl’s Gun  13 Third Avenue, New York City, 1982   She said he gave her the little gun because it was classy and elegant, like her. A feminine twist of metal and pearl. Lethal, like her. She kept it under her pillow “just in case.” Her bed was, is, and always will […]

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Advice for Writers from Writers- Part Four

Welcome to our final collection of amazing advice for authors, with contributions from Aliette de Bodard, Anna Caltabiano, Jon Wallace and AJ Dalton. The previous parts are here, here and here. We hope you’ve found something useful in this collection of sometimes contradictory advice, and look forward to seeing you at #gollanczfest!   Aliette de […]

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Advice for Writers from Writers – Part Three

For our third collection of #gollanczfest authors providing suggestions and advice on how to be a writer, we welcome Elizabeth Bear, Stan Nicholls, Alex Lamb and Joanne Harris. If you missed the first two parts, click here and here.   Elizabeth Bear: The editor is actually rooting for you to pull it off. Don’t disappoint […]

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