We interviewed William Johnson, Programme Director of Lambda Literary, a New York based organisation committed to promoting and supporting LGBTQ lives within the literary world. He spoke to us about the importance of LGBTQ representation in literature, the value of the Lambda’s Writing Retreat and the ways in which LGBTQ people outside of London and New York can get support for their writing.
We spoke to Paul Sherreard, Programme Manager at Spread the Word and one of 2016’s Unsung Heroes of Publishing, about Spread the Word’s Flight 1000 programme, the importance of good partnerships and what you can do to further the reach of London’s cultural resources.
We spoke to author Ellie Holmes about her debut novel The Flower Seller, a romantic novel about joining the dating pool again after a long relationship. Read on for Ellie’s writing process, her stance on authors as brands, and news about her upcoming projects.
We spoke to Damian Horner, Brand Development Manager at Hachette, about his ‘beyond the book’ projects, transitioning from advertising to publishing and why Hachette’s new app New Star Soccer G-story is worth checking out.
We spoke to Becky Crook, a writer and literary translator of Norwegian and German novels into English. She has a degree in Linguistics from Seattle Pacific University. In 2010 she founded SAND, a biannual English literary journal in Berlin, now in its 6th year. After moving to the Netherlands in 2012, she began working primarily as a literary translator, editor and creative project manager. Her family moved again in 2014 to the pacific northwest in the U.S., where she has continued translations while writing her first novel. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her husband and young daughter.
We had the privilege of interviewing former broadcast journalist and author Rana Nejem. We spoke to her about her quest to promote understanding between Western cultures and the Middle East, her consultancy, Yarnu; and her book When in the Arab World, out today, May 20.
Sophie Davies has worked in writing and editing roles at Thomson Reuters and the British Museum, among others. In 2013, she went freelance upon moving abroad, settling first in Buenos Aires, then in Rio de Janeiro. She has provided freelance editorial services including editing and copywriting to a number of clients, and has also written for a diverse selection of media from South America, including The Economist, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, S&P Global Market Intelligence and The Art Newspaper. She also edits an independent arts and culture magazine called The Kurios.
We spoke to Mark Ecob, Creative Director of MECOB, a design studio for book publishing based outside of London. We learned about the company’s core principles, Mark’s design process and a fascinating collaboration with the late Iain Banks.
We spoke to freelance copy editor and proofreader Les Glazier about his unusual career change and the how he came to enjoy life as a freelance editor. Les jumped off a cliff by swapping the construction industry for the world of editing to deploy his linguistic skills. His tea breaks are spent studying the racing statistics while munching Tunnock’s tea cakes.