Features


March 20, 2019

The divisive rise of Insta-poetry

The term Insta-poetry is causing quite the stir in the literary world. It is no new term, but it is a persistent one that divides the purists and modernists amongst us. Rosie Arrowsmith reviews its divisive rise.
March 19, 2019

March Reads

Another diverse selection with, I would hope, something for everyone. Enjoy. James
March 13, 2019

Behrouz Boochani discusses freedom and his new novel

No Friends But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani and translated by Dr Omid Tofighian, will be published by Picador in the UK in July 2019.
March 6, 2019

Helen Harris nominated for The People’s Book Prize

Helen Harris is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Birkbeck. We caught up with Helen to discuss her inspiration for the novel and her experiences as a writer.
March 1, 2019

A London Literary Round-Up: February

Laurane Marchive reviews all the London literary highlights for the month of February.
February 20, 2019

MIRLive: Laura Kaye

Elinor Johns rounds up our January MIRLive.
February 20, 2019

Jane Hayward discusses her debut memoir “The Baby Box”

Wendy Lothian met Jane Hayward to discuss her new memoir about her experiences as a teenager in a mother-and-baby home during the sixties. It is published by Matador, an imprint of Troubadour.
February 13, 2019

Liz Bolton remembers life of Diana Athill OBE

Liz Bolton commemorates Diana Athill OBE and revisits Stet, An Editor’s Life, published by Granta Books in 2000 and 2017, in paperback.
February 8, 2019

A Coffee in This Lovely City with Louise Hare

Elaine Mary Stabler interviews Louise Hare to discuss her debut novel “This Lovely City.”
January 23, 2019

Deirdre Shanahan discusses her debut novel

Deirdre Shanahan’s debut novel The Caravan of the Lost and the Left Behind will be published by Bluemoose Books in May, 2019. Deirdre, who graduated from Birkbeck with an MA in Creative Writing in 2011, talks to Aisha Phoenix about parenting challenges among the Irish travellers in her new novel, […]