In Conversation with JOE HILL

Name: Joe Hill Author of: HEART-SHAPED BOX (2007)                     HORNS (2010)                     NOS4R2 (2013)                     THE FIREMAN (2016)                     STRANGE WEATHER (2017) On the web: http://www.joehillfiction.com On Twitter: @joe_hill Something a little bit different today on Reader Dad. On 10th November 2017, Joe Hill visited Belfast as the final stop on his Strange Weather tour. […]

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An Interview with LUCA D’ANDREA

Name: Luca D’Andrea Author of: THE MOUNTAIN (2017) Luca D’Andrea’s debut novel, The Mountain, is now available. To celebrate, I have invited Luca along to chat about the book. I’d like to thank the lovely folks at MacLehose Press/Quercus for arranging this, and for their wonderful translation skills! Thank you, Luca, for taking the time […]

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SCORN by Paul Hoffman

SCORN Paul Hoffman (www.redopera.co.uk) Red Opera () £18.99 Aaron Gall is a scientist whose childhood is overshadowed by a series of Catholic schools where he suffered physical and mental abuse, as well as countless perceived slights, at the hands of a succession of priests and nuns who were seemingly untouchable and infallible. When an accident […]

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HANNAH GREEN AND HER UNFEASIBLY MUNDANE EXISTENCE by Michael Marshall Smith

HANNAH GREEN AND HER UNFEASIBLY MUNDANE EXISTENCE Michael Marshall Smith (www.michaelmarshallsmith.com) HarperVoyager (harpervoyagerbooks.co.uk) £129.99 Hannah Green is eleven years old, and lives with her father in the small coastal California town of Santa Cruz. Hannah’s parents have recently split, her mother now working in London, and Hannah is beginning to feel that her life could […]

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BROKEN BRANCHES by M. Jonathan Lee

BROKEN BRANCHES M. Jonathan Lee (jonathanleeauthor.com) Hideaway Fall (www.hideawayfall.com) £8.99 Ian Perkins is the latest in a long family line to inhabit the remote Cobweb Cottage, which sits in the shade of a sycamore tree that has reputedly cursed his family for generations. Tragedy – the suicide of his elder brother – was the catalyst […]

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CORPSELIGHT by Angela Slatter

CORPSELIGHT Angela Slatter (www.angelaslatter.com) Jo Fletcher Books (www.jofletcherbooks.com) £13.99 Heavily pregnant, Verity Fassbinder has been side-lined by boss Zvezdomir “Bela” Tepes, which is how she ends up watching a young normal woman whose house is inundated with foul-smelling mud on a monthly basis. When people, both Weyrd and Normal, start to drown on dry land, […]

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YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT by Daniel Kehlmann

YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT Daniel Kehlmann (www.kehlmann.com) Translated by Ross Benjamin (www.rossmbenjamin.com) Riverrun (www.quercusbooks.co.uk) £10.00 A writer heads to the hills, retreating to a snow-bound chalet, with his wife and four-year-old daughter to try and write a sequel to his breakthrough film. While the solitude should allow them to enjoy each other as family, the […]

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