Is variety really the spice of life?
The reason there has been no post for a while is because I have been doing work experience with the marvellous Luna Press Publishing print science fiction, fantasy and speculative fiction and non-fiction, and who manage http://www.scififantasynetwork.com/ This included: An interview with author Lorraine Wilson - http://www.scififantasynetwork.com/interview-with-lorraine-wilson-this-is-our-undoing/ A review of The Realm of the Elderlings… Continue reading The Blog of Blogs
The first time I heard a discussion on the radio about how people ‘consume’ their music, a shudder went down my spine. Since then, I heard this term applied to books, visual arts, theatre, film and TV. Perhaps it is my earlier education in zoology, but my understanding of consumption is that something is ingested,… Continue reading Do You Devour Art?
I was delighted to get an exclusive and in-depth interview with Michel Faber for this blog and I am happy to share it with you. Photo by Eva Youren Michel Faber is an award-winning author born in the Netherlands in 1960. His family emigrated to Australia in 1967. Although he began writing in his teens,… Continue reading Interview With Michel Faber
If I say that writing a novel takes a long time, I doubt any of you would be surprised. Some however, if they did the maths, might question just how long the process takes. Of course, the amount of time available in life should be taken into consideration, but it would not be unreasonable to… Continue reading In For the Long Haul
I am extremely grateful to Nadifa for taking the time to answer these questions for me. Nadifa Mohamed was born in 1981 in Hargeisa, Somaliland. At the age of four she moved with her family to London. She is the author of Black Mamba Boy, The Orchard of Lost Souls and, most recently, The Fortune… Continue reading Interview With Nadifa Mohammed
Spaced to provide each with its own territory, the mountains of Assynt oversee this boggy, rocky, lochy terrain like implausibly shaped sandcastles thrusting from a vegetated lunar landscape. Of them all, Suilven is the most improbable. From the side, it is reminiscent of a giant mammoth’s silhouette, but from its seaward end it is a… Continue reading The Blog That Time Forgot [ten weeks late…]
I don’t like being told what to do. Who does? I am a quiet revolutionary, a passive resister, a peaceful rebel. At school, my Spanish teacher once called me a dark horse (with a degree of admiration I like to believe) on becoming aware of my subversive tendencies (she and the art teacher had just… Continue reading Resistance is Fertile.
A plea for artistic freedom or the undisciplined meanderings of an overactive mind? How many creatives like to always make work that fits into the same style or genre? How many visual artists want to continue using the same media throughout their career? How many musicians want their music to be routinely categorised? Certainly, commercial… Continue reading Pigeonholing
Interview with Nadifa Mohammed slightly delayed but coming soon. Previous posts available here: https://geoffkingwriter.co.uk/news/ Although I am no slacker (in fact I’m a bit of a workaholic), I have never been ahead in the game. To the great discomfort of my modestly-sized mother, I was born three weeks late, weighing almost 10 lbs (that’s 4.4… Continue reading Life as a Mature Student – Part II: The New Age (Digiquarius)