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Read an Extract | The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon

The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon Out in Hardback September 2018. Ebook now available.  Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn’t tell anyone she blames herself for her mother’s recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible […]

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From the bestselling author of The Bookseller of Kabul

‘We have decided to travel to Syria and help out down there as best we can . . . please do not be cross with us’   In October 2013 two teenage sisters left Oslo for Syria. Two Sisters is the powerful and gripping true account of a family torn apart, by the author of […]

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Message From the Skies with Val McDermid & Susan Ferrier

  Inspired by a line from Robert Burns’ poem Sketch New Year’s Day. To Mrs Dunlop (1790),Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Edinburgh International Book Festival commissioned bestselling author Val McDermid to write a short story, New Year’s Resurrection, which is being told in a series of chapters through projections and other art onto buildings and landmarks around Edinburgh throughout […]

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Tipping the Velvet 20th Anniversary Edition

‘What fun it was to write! That’s what I remember most about it: the fun, the fizz, the exhilaration of putting it together, page by page. I owe Tipping the Velvet a great deal… It made an author of me, leaving me with a hunger to write again, and write better’  – Sarah Waters We […]

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Virago/ The Pool Competition Winner Announcement 

  Virago/ The Pool Competition Winner Announcement Sarah Savitt, Publisher at Virago, and Sam Baker, Co-Founder and CEO of The Pool, are thrilled to announce that the winner of the Virago/The Pool New Crime Writer Award is Lara Thompson for her debut novel One Night, New York. Val McDermid gave Thompson the award in person […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club: Anne of Green Gables

  A childhood favourite that deserves a re-read. ‘Oh, it seems so wonderful that I’m going to live with you and belong to you. I’ve never belonged to anybody’ When a scrawny, freckled girl with bright red hair arrives on Prince Edward Island, Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are taken by surprise; they’d asked for a […]

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Five Things I’ve Learned About Writing Psychological Thrillers by Clare Mackintosh

After having only two published books I can’t claim to be an expert, but I’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Plus, I’ll let you into a little secret: I LET YOU GO and I SEE YOU aren’t the only psychological thrillers I’ve written. Littering the path is another complete thriller and two […]

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Virago Writing Tips: A Q&A with Susie Steiner

Readers and reviewers have fallen in love with your detective, Manon Bradshaw. What’s your top tip for creating a compelling central character? I think for a character to be real, you mustn’t sugar-coat them. Give them flaws, and I don’t mean adorable romcom flaws, like wearing wacky tights or shopping in flea markets. I mean […]

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Margaret Atwood in The New Yorker

Bestselling. Award winning. Beloved. Virago is proud to publish the incredible force that is Margaret Atwood. In case you missed it, click here to read this fantastic profile piece in The New Yorker.

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A Q&A with Helen FitzGerald

Bestselling author Helen Fitzgerald shares her top tips for writing crime, as part of our series for the Virago / The Pool New Crime Writer Prize.    What’s your top tip for creating an intriguing character? I have to relate to my main character, so she has to have some similarities to me. This means […]

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”

After many requests from readers, in 2017 we’ll be publishing the entire Anne Shirley series by L. M. Montgomery as Virago Modern Classics. The series will have covers illustrated by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, who created the much loved covers for the Emily trilogy. Here are the books and covers in order.  L. M. Montgomery’s Anne Shirley books in order […]

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Win dinner for two at Ponti’s Italian with In the Name of the Family

To celebrate publication of In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant, we’ve teamed up with Ponti’s Italian Kitchen to offer one Virago reader the chance to win dinner at their restaurant in London or Sheffield. The prize includes dinner for the reader and a guest, a bottle of Ponti’s homemade limoncello and a signed hardback […]

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