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Advice for Writers from Writers – Part Two

Welcome to the second of our #gollanczfest collection of advice and hints from authors. This time around we have pieces from Jaine Fenn, Simon Morden, Tom Lloyd and Steph Swainston, all of whom are lovely people and you should buy their books. And if you missed part one, click here.   Jaine Fenn: Learn the […]

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Advice for Writers from Writers – Part One

A publishing list would be nothing without its authors, and we’re always astounded by how welcoming, helpful and downright nice ours are. So as part of #gollanczfest we asked them to provide us with some suggestions and advice for aspiring authors. We have four posts for you today from authors such as Joanne Harris, Aliette […]

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I’ve written this kind of ‘future fantasy’ book: A Guest Post by James Barclay

We are thrilled to welcome the brilliant James Barclay to the Gollancz Blog. James Barclay discusses writing future fantasy, dragons, The Hobbit, leaving your comfort zone and much more. ‘No you haven’t,’ said Peter Hamilton the moment I told him about it. ‘It’s science fiction.’ Imagine my horror. Me, a fantasy writer being outed as […]

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Exclusive Q&A with Simon Morden

We are thrilled to welcome award-winning author, Simon Morden, to the blog for a special Q&A blog post. Simon Morden’s stunning Down Station is out in bookshops in paperback tomorrow. We caught up with Simon to ask him some of burning questions about life, reading, writing and mythological creatures.  Who is your favourite author? I […]

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The Number of the Book: A Guest Post by Greg Bear

Today we’re over the moon to have one of the world’s leading hard SF authors, Greg Bear, guest blogging for Gollancz. KILLING TITAN, book two in his War Dogs trilogy, is out in paperback and Greg is reflecting on the incredible body of work he’s amassed so far… As I put the final touches on […]

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Oli White Generation Next photo booth

This week we’re launching Oli White’s debut novel Generation Next at a secret location in London. We’ve a whole host of people coming who have been part of the book’s journey and to ensure we have a memorable evening, we’ve booked a Magic Mirror by Showtime Photo Booth for guests to enjoy from start to […]

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Unknowability A Guest Post By Paul McAuley

We are thrilled to welcome Paul McAuley back to the Gollancz Blog. In this guest post Paul McAuley answers one of the most important questions of our time: why do we write about aliens? Read on and find out . . . What do we write about when we write about aliens? Of course, we […]

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The Five Things That Make World-Class Science Fiction a Guest Post by Alex Lamb

We are delighted to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz Blog. Alex’s latest book, Nemesis, the sequel to the hard-hitting and action-packed Roboteer, is out now in bookshops.We asked Alex to tell us the five things that make world-class Science Fiction. Here’s what he had to say  . . . I’ve spent my life […]

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On Writing Nemesis a Guest Post by Alex Lamb

We are delighted to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz Blog. Alex’s latest book, Nemesis, the sequel to the hard-hitting and action-packed Roboteer, is out now in bookshops. To celebrate the publication of Nemesis we asked Alex to tell us about the process of writing the book and following up the epic Roboteer.  How […]

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Travels with my Aunt: an exclusive author piece from Virginia Baily, author of Early One Morning

Virginia Baily, author of Early One Morning, pays tribute to the woman who inspired her love of Rome. My aunt Paula, who is also my godmother and is only 13 years and 7 months older than me, left to work in Paris when I was seven, moved from there to Rome a few years later, […]

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Shena Mackay – the new addition to the Virago Modern Classics list

Shena Mackay came to fame when she published her first book, written in her teens, with Andre Deutsch. Dust Falls on Eugene Schlumberger/Toddler on the Run was published before she was twenty. Then, in the early 1970s she moved to the country with her husband and three children, and re-emerged as a writer in the 1980s […]

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Marilynne Robinson shortlisted for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award

We are delighted to announce that Virago author, Marilynne Robinson, has been shortlisted for the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award, with Lila – published in paperback in 2015.   The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The award aims to promote excellence in world […]

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