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How to pitch your novel


Preparing to Pitch: The novelist salesperson “Can you summarise your novel in a sentence or two,” my marketer, Eloise asks,…

Tue 23 January, 2024

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Discoveries winner Emma van Straaten on her publishing deal


First ever Discoveries winner, Emma van Straaten has just landed her first publishing deal with Little Brown publishing! She sat…

Fri 8 December, 2023

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Monica Ali: ‘it’s such a wickedly funny book’


We are bringing the podcast into the Women’s Prize family for the final episode of the series this week as…

Thu 7 December, 2023

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Anita Rani: ‘I just think everyone should read it’


Vick Hope is joined by radio and television presenter Anita Rani for this week’s Bookshelfie podcast episode. Anita stops by…

Thu 23 November, 2023

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Kenya Hunt: ‘I found myself returning to this book so much’


This week’s Bookshelfie podcast episode is coming out in style as Vick sits down with author and Editor-in-Chief of Elle…

Thu 16 November, 2023

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Four Non-Fiction Writing Prompts


When we’re in the middle of a project, it can be easy to forget the initial slog and the moment…

Fri 10 November, 2023

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Memoir: Writing through trauma


Dreaming and creating fictional worlds has been something I’ve done before I could even hold a pen. It’s how I…

Fri 10 November, 2023

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Tanya Reynolds: ‘it was the most astonishing thing I’d ever read’


This week’s Bookshelfie podcast episode is an acting masterclass as Vick sits down with Tanya Reynolds, star of Sex Education, Emma, and I Hate You. Tanya dropped by…

Thu 9 November, 2023

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