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Introducing The Ship: A Guest Post by Antonia Honeywell

We are delighted to welcome Antonia Honeywell to the blog. Antonia Honeywell is the author of The Ship, published by our sister imprint W&N. Antonia Honeywell also took part in the #GollanczFest15 and in this post discusses the festival and her love of SFF.  I’ve never been in with the in crowd. Ever. The trauma […]

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Saving Safa: Rescuing a little girl from FGM

This month we were extremely proud to publish Waris Dirie’s, Saving Safa: Rescuing a little girl from FGM in paperback.   Waris Dirie is an extraordinary woman and important figure in the fight against FGM (female genital mutilation). Waris, a Somali model activist, published her first book Desert Flower in 1999. Desert flower is the meaning of Waris Dirie’s […]

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Can you pass Kenstibec’s Driving Test?

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog. Jon Wallace’s new books Steeple is out today in paperback and to celebrate we’ve got a special treat.  Join us as we find out what it takes to pass Kenstibec’s driving test  . . . Jon Wallace’s Kenstibec books are twisted, darkly humorous […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin discusses the literary heroine who inspired her

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the incredible Ursula K Le Guin back to the Gollancz Blog to celebrate International Women’s Day as part of our Wonder Women series. We’ve teamed up with our sister websites One Book Lane and W&N to celebrate our literary heroines for #WonderWomen16!  Join us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram […]

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Six Stand-out SciFi Skyscrapers of the Screen

We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post on Stand-out SciFi Skyscrapers of the Screen. Jon Wallace’s new book Steeple is out in paperback on Thursday. The sequel to Barricade, Steeple, comes out in paperback this week. Set in the gloom of a dystopian future Britain, […]

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Love Like Salt – the book that has inspired us to run a half marathon in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Editorial Director, Donna Coonan, shares her thoughts on Helen Stevenson’s poignant memoir, and the reasons that she and Poppy Stimpson, Helen’s publicist, are running a half marathon in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.   It was with a kiss that the author discovered that her baby, Clara, had cystic fibrosis; her daughter’s skin tasted salty, […]

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Stop the Clocks by Joan Bakewell stops the press

Joan Bakewell’s thoughtful, moving and spirited memoir left a lasting effect on us here at Virago.   The extraordinary woman has led a varied, sometimes breathless life: she has been a teacher, copywriter, studio manager, broadcaster, journalist, the government’s Voice of Older People and chair of the theatre company Shared Experience. She has written four […]

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She Blinded Me With Science Fiction #4: Stephanie Saulter interviewed by Tricia Sullivan

We are thrilled to welcome Tricia Sullivan back to the Gollancz Blog for the final part in her series of  interviews featuring some incredible science fiction writers. Tricia’s stunning new book, Occupy Me, is out now in trade paperback, eBook and audio download.  To celebrate the release of Occupy Me, I interviewed a few of […]

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She Blinded Me With Science Fiction #3: Anne Charnock interviewed by Tricia Sullivan

We are thrilled to welcome Tricia Sullivan back to the Gollancz Blog for the third in her series of  interviews featuring some incredible science fiction writers. Tricia’s stunning new book, Occupy Me, is out now in trade paperback, eBook and audio download.  To celebrate the release of Occupy Me, I interviewed a few of the […]

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She Blinded Me With Science #2: Emma Newman interviewed by Tricia Sullivan

We are thrilled to welcome Tricia Sullivan back to the Gollancz Blog for the second in her series of  interviews featuring some incredible science fiction writers. Tricia’s stunning new book, Occupy Me, is out now in trade paperback, eBook and audio download.  To celebrate the release of Occupy Me, I interviewed a few of the […]

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She Blinded Me With Science Fiction #1: Karen Lord interviewed by Tricia Sullivan

We are thrilled to welcome Tricia Sullivan to the Gollancz Blog for a series of  interviews featuring some incredible science fiction writers. Tricia’s stunning new book, Occupy Me, is out now in trade paperback, eBook and audio download.  To celebrate the release of Occupy Me, I interviewed a few of the UK’s most interesting science […]

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Patricia Highsmith’s best and most memorable quotes

To celebrate the reissuing of Patricia Highsmith’s backlist this year, we’ve pulled together some of her best and most memorable quotes. These painstakingly honest words let us into the mind – if only for a moment – of this astounding author, whose timeless books continue to inspire writers and film makers today.                     […]

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