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January 22, 2018
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Bullets by Julie Bull

Short fiction by Julie Bull
January 15, 2018
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The Sheriff of Eureka, Utah by Terry Freeman

Biographical Fiction by Terry Freeman
January 9, 2018
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MIRLive with Lara Pawson

Join Lara Pawson at The Harrison.
January 8, 2018
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Amer Anwar talks about his debut novel Brothers in Blood

Amer Anwar’s award-winning debut novel Brothers in Blood will be published by Dialogue Books on September 6, 2018. Amer, who graduated from Birkbeck with an MA in Creative Writing in 2010, talks to Aisha Phoenix about his journey to winning the Crime Writers’ Association’s Debut Dagger, cultural bias in publishing […]
January 5, 2018
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Sian Hughes talks to Mslexia

Sian Hughes spoke to: Editorial Director, Debbie Taylor; Assistant Editor, Francoise Harvey; and Advertising & Digital Marketing Associate, Laura Steven – to hear their thoughts about creativity, writing, editing, and people that are difficult to work with…
January 4, 2018
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January Reads

A new year and some new recommendations. We hope you enjoy them. James