Pre-Frankfurt Update: Germany’s ‘oolipo’ App Readies Tools for Storytellers – September 2017
In oolipo’s ‘Jellybone’ by UK digital author Kate Pullinger, users experience a story of smartphone messages from beyond the grave.
Author video for ‘Landing Gear’ from Simon & Schuster
MIX Digital 3: Writing Digital
MIX Digital 3: Writing Digital, the conference on creative writing and technology that Lucy English and I co-hosted at Bath Spa University 2-4 July was featured in this wonderful article, MIX 03: Mixing it Up for Digital Writing, by Porter Anderson for The Bookseller’s Futurebook. It’s a great look at conference highlights, including James Coupe’s extraordinary work for MediaWall ‘General Intellect’.
The radio journalist Luke Clancy, who works for the Irish national radio broadcaster RTE, conducted two interviews for the radio programme Culture File while at the conference. Listen here for:
and James Coupe.
Porter Anderson on Algorithims for Books, and Weird Sister – January 2015
Over on Thought Catalogue, Porter Anderson has published a thoughtful piece on algorithims for books – the online tools that publishers use to help readers find the books that readers don’t already know they want to read. In it, Porter includes a mention of my eBook backlist publishing project and, in particular, Weird Sister, while discussing the work of the start-up, Trajectory. A New Architecture of Algorithims, Porter Anderson
Maclean’s Magazine – Welcome to the Future of Reading – Dec 2015
Rachel Browne wrote a great piece for Maclean’s Magazine in Canada about the launch of the new episode of ‘Inanimate Alice’.
Kobo eBook data on when readers stop reading – 17 Dec, 2014
I went on BBC Radio 4’s front row to discuss the data that Kobo released about which novels are the most popular in the UK, along with data on which novels are the most thoroughly read – which novels are the most abandoned by readers. I was on with Lawrence Norfolk, and our segment is about 15 minutes into the podcast.
Press for ‘Inanimate Alice: Episode 5’ – Dec 2014/Jan 2015
The new episode of ‘Inanimate Alice’ was launched at the beginning of December 2014 and already there has been a fair amount of press activity spread across Canada, the US, and the UK. Here’s a list of pieces and links:
Maclean’s Magazine, Canada’s news magazine; a large piece on the future of reading by Rachel Browne
The Bookseller, a long piece about episode six, ‘Inanimate Alice is newly animated’, by Porter Anderson, with an overview of my work during 2014, including Landing Gear and ‘Dorian Grey’.
There were two great pieces in EdTech Digest, which is an important audience for us. The first is a wonderful piece. ‘Teaching in Wonderland’ by an American teacher, Krista Doolin. The second is a guest column by project producer, Ian Harper.
One of our long-term advocates, School Library Media Specialist Laura Fleming, wrote a piece called ‘Non-Traditional Literacy’ for her World of Learning blog.
Landing Gear review in Guardian Newspaper July 2014
As you’ll know if you read my blog, Landing Gear, while out in Canada with Doubleday, and in the US with Simon & Schuster, is still looking for a UK publisher to come on board. In lieu of that happening, I’ve brought out a digital-only edition of the novel here in the UK. Working with Laura Creyke and Joanna Ellis from The Literary Platform, we have, rather to my astonishment, managed to get the book reviewed (Saturday 5 July) in both the print and online editions. It’s not a rave review, but it is substantial.
As well as that, I went into the Guardian’s offices and recorded a podcast interview. In it, Claire Armitstead and I discuss the novel, how it was written, its digital footprint, as well as my experience of publishing it myself here in the UK.
What’s Kate Pullinger Reading? – Tampa Bay Times – June 2014
Here’s a short interview about what I’ve been reading, published online and in print by a Florida Newspaper.
Women’s Hour for Letter to an Unknown Soldier, June 2014
I was invited onto Women’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 to discuss Letter to an Unknown Soldier along with Hollie McNish, who reads the wonderful letter-poem she wrote for us. Our segment comes just about 32 minutes into the programme.
CBC Books The Next Chapter – with Shelagh Rogers – June 2014
Here I am on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, with the always wonderful Shelagh Rogers. I did this interview straight off a plane and realised about one minute into it that it was the first ever interview I’d done about Landing Gear. But I was in good hands. Shelagh Rogers is like The Ideal Reader – when you talk to her it’s clear that you are talking to one of the people who will read your book most carefully, most thoughtfully.
The interview is the first item in the broadcast.
The Next Chapter.
Here it is as a podcast if the above link doesn’t work where you live: http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/nextchapter_20140616_14819.mp3
BBC Radio 4 Front Row, 19 June, 2014
On Thursday 19 June, 2014, I was on Front Row, BBC Radio 4, discussing my backlist, Landing Gear, and self-publishing (though mostly self-publishing). Here’s a link to the eight minute podcast. This should work outside the UK as well as in the UK.
FutureBook on ‘Gearing up for #FutureBookHack’ – Porter Anderson, June 2014
Here’s a piece from the always wonderful Porter Anderson – in advance of the publishing bookhack The Bookseller put on in London last weekend, a report on the bookhack Meghan MacDonald and I participated in last October in San Francisco.
CBC’s Canada Writes: How I Wrote Landing Gear – June, 2014
Here’s an interview/article on how I wrote Landing Gear from Canada Writes:
The idea for Landing Gear grew out of a newspaper article that I first read a long time ago now, in 2001. It was a report on a body that had landed in a supermarket car park in West London, not that far from where I lived, and the article went on to explain about how there’s a myth in certain parts of the world that you can get into the hold of an airplane by climbing up to the landing gear. And people pay, they pay sort of fixers to get them through an airport so that they can stow away in the landing gear….
Full article here
Times Record New – Wichita Falls, Texas: first American review of Landing Gear
A few years ago a volcano in Iceland erupted and the lives of thousands of people were put on hold for a long stretch of days. The immediate impact was a fog of volcanic ash over most of Europe. All air traffic in the British Isles ceased. No one could go anywhere until the skies cleared up. Author Kate Pullinger uses this well-known event as the basis for “Landing Gear: A Novel,” which follows the eruption’s fallout on one British family.
London businessman Michael, like many other travelers, was delayed for two weeks when he tried to return home to London from a business trip to New York. So he went to visit a former lover in Canada. In London, his wife, Harriet, used the absence of other traveling TV broadcasters to get a chance to move from her radio host position to a new on-air television reporter at work. Jack, their teenage son, took advantage of his parent’s absence to get involved with a wild, drug-influenced crowd at school. It was a time of confused chaos for the entire family.
Then one day, something fell out of the sky that would change all of their lives forever.
Yacub, a Pakistani worker who had escaped from a Dubai labor camp, decided to stow away in the landing gear wheel well of one of the first planes back into London. He miraculously survives the danger of this stunt only to fall from the plane when the landing gear opened, landing right on top of Harriet’s car in a supermarket parking lot. And survives!
So what does one do with a person who has crushed the top of your car? Well, Harriet took him home, cleaned him up, fed him and voilà! A “new cousin” from Pakistan has joined the family — or that’s what Harriet, Jack and Michael tell their friends. And suddenly, all their emotional family problems seem a little trivial compared to Yacub’s experiences.
Pullinger does a magnificent job of pulling together the stories of Harriet’s family and their new visitor in “Landing Gear.” Taking a story that brings to mind recent news headlines and is based on actual events that have occurred in London, from the present to the past and back again, Pullinger’s characters come fully and dramatically to life as the story progresses. She even adds a mysterious element to the tale with the frequent appearances of Emily, a girl trying to find her biological mother, who thinks Harriet is the one. Surprisingly, it’s Emily’s help that finally gives Harriet’s family and Yacub some peace and closure to many of their problems.
There is no doubt that Pullinger’s writing talent should shine with “Landing Gear.” She is well-known as the co-writer, with movie director Jane Campion, of the novel of the Academy Award-winning movie, “The Piano,” and has won many awards for her own writing. A jewel in Pullinger’s crown, “Landing Gear” is a fascinating story that those who love fiction with a modern twist will enjoy immensely.
Stylist – This Summer’s Best Beach Books and Holiday Reads
Stylist.co.uk, the website for the hugely popular free magazine, Stylist, has done a list of the 25 best summer reads – an included Landing Gear on it! This is great news the book in the UK.
The Afterword Reading Society at the National Post reads Landing Gear
The Afterword Reading Society is an innovative approach to a reading group that pulls readers into interacting with a newspaper review page with the promise of free books. Set up by the always interesting Mark Medley at the National Post, it’s a great feature for any book. The group of readers who read Landing Gear asked great questions.
Take a look at the glorious full-colour spread with all its graphs, pie charts, and the grade the society gave the book – looks great on paper, looks even better online!
49th Shelf Landing Gear Q&A with Kerry Clare
The 49th Shelf, Off the Shelf Canadian book blog and website, asked me to do a Q&A with Kerry Clare.
Here’s a sample:
49th Shelf: Okay, regarding the suspension of disbelief: maybe I don’t give you enough credit. Did you have anything to do with that American teenager who stowed away in a plane’s landing gear on a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii? The most excellent publicity stunt ever?
KP: Ha! I told a journalist the other day that the boy was my son, and that I had paid him with a bag of chips while omitting to tell him what was really entailed. I’m going to Hawaii to fetch him later this week. BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE! Bizarrely amazing timing though, that’s for sure. And, of course, an extraordinary true story is gradually emerging there.
Interview with Jamie Portman, PostMedia
The journalist Jamie Portman came down from Ottawa on the train and interviewed me while I was in Toronto in April. The subsequent profile, which is wide-ranging and interesting, was syndicated in a number of PostMedia newspapers, including the Edmonton Journal and the Regina Leader-Post.
Her eclecticism is part of who she is.
Thanks to Jamie Portman for this lovely profile. Here’s a link to the Regina Leader-Post.
Landing Gear on Elle Canada’s Hit List!
Have always loved Elle magazine, so am very pleased to see that Landing Gear has made the cut and is on the Hit List for May.
MUST-READ Kate Pullinger’s Landing Gear is a layered story about how we connect to one another (from flights to Facebook), but, ultimately, it’s a tale about what happens when secrets starts to unravel.
Landing Gear: more reviews in Canada
Despite the many serious things that happen in Landing Gear, the novel is a humorously light-hearted read with many laugh-out-loud moments…Landing Gear is truly a 21st century story about holding onto family and secrets in the Internet age.
Safa Jinje – full review in the Toronto Star
In an utterly modern, spare novel, author Kate Pullinger gives readers an accurate, insightful glimpse at the world today.
Tracy Sherlock, full review in the Vancouver Sun and syndicated.
…an imaginative story of life’s strange and surprising connections.
Everything Zoomer – Five New Hot Books for April – zoomer.com
Landing Gear in Chatelaine Magazine
I always loved Chatelaine – and now here’s a lovely short review of Landing Gear in the May 2014 edition.
Landing Gear in the National Post
Here’s a wonderful review from Philip Marchand in the National Post – 11 April, 2014
Her narrative is buoyant and engaging, her tale beautifully crafted.
LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER
LETTER TO AN UNKNOWN SOLDIER was featured at the press launch of the 2014 programme of 14-18 NOW artists’ commissions to mark the centenary of World War One.
I was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme (interview at approx 2 hours and 24 minutes).
Landing Gear – Doubleday Canada Press Release
Here’s the press release with some wonderful quotes on LANDING GEAR.
Landing Gear in Booklist
The review will appear in the April 1st issue.
Pakistani migrant worker Yacub is desperate to escape the poverty and violence of Karachi. That’s how he ends up falling out of the landing gear of an airplane as it makes its way over London. He lands on the rooftop of Harriet’s car. His survival is miraculous on a number of levels; not only does he survive the fall but he also effects a profound change in Harriet’s family. Harriet, fired from her media job and relegated to filling her days with endless trips to the supermarket, suddenly has a meaningful project as she throws herself into helping Yacub acclimate; Harriet’s teenage son, Jack, who has met with disaster on the social scene, finds Yacub to be a charming companion; and Harriet’s husband, Michael, wracked with guilt over his affair on a business trip, finds that mentoring Yacub will usher him once again into his wife’s good graces. Then there’s Emily, who captured Yacub’s fall on camera and finds she has a surprising connection to Harriet’s family. Pullinger (The Mistress of Nothing, 2010) employs a luminous style in this affecting portrait of loneliness and communion.
— Joanne Wilkinson
First Reviews of Landing Gear
Quill & Quire – Canada’s foremost book industry publication – gives Landing Gear a starred review. This wonderful review is written by Angie Abdou and may be perhaps the best review I’ve ever received! Other pre-publication reviews have appeared in print-only editions of Canadian Living and, in the USA, Booklist. Huzzah!
The Hazlitt Offensive – a list of q’s with my answers
13 questions from The Hazlitt Offensive, wherein I embarrass myself by trying to be down with the kids.
The Visitors by Sally Beauman; Guardian Review, 8 March 2014
Here’s a review I wrote in the Guardian about Sally Beauman’s novel, The Visitors. It’s about a girl who witnesses, almost, Howard Carter’s discovery of the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt.
Porter Anderson on Books in Browsers IV – 31 Oct, 2013
Here’s a great piece by Porter Anderson in Publishing Perspectives that discusses the big ideas from Books in Browsers IV and work done on the BiB publishing hackday.
Lubica Cekovska’s ‘Dorian Gray’
Here’s a nice piece from the magazine of the opera’s publisher, Barenreiter, on ‘Dorian Gray’.
Another piece appeared in The New York Times, on 13 November, 2013.
Kate Pullinger and Doubleday Canada experiment at Books in Browsers’ “hackathon” – Oct, 2013
from Quill & Quire
At the San Francisco conference Books in Browsers this past weekend, Governor General’s Literary Award–winning author Kate Pullinger and her publisher, Doubleday Canada, launched an experimental digital project. An excerpt of Pullinger’s forthcoming novel, Landing Gear, became raw material for the e-publishing event’s first “hackathon.”
In advance of the conference, Random House of Canada’s digital development team created an API (application programming interface) for an excerpt of the novel, which essentially means creating manipulable tags for its characters, locations, events, and timelines. “[The API] makes the text searchable and re-mixable, which opens it up to other developers coming in with ideas about new ways of interrogating the text other than simply reading it,” explains Pullinger.
Pullinger and Random House of Canada digital projects manager Meghan MacDonald were on hand at the conference to help with the experimental applications. One developer created a Twitter bot that could interact with one of the characters by tweeting his dialogue and collecting responses. Another invention, which MacDonald refers to as an “art project,” featured an iPad “mini-app” that animated a portion of Pullinger’s handwritten text.
Once the projects are complete, they will be posted at www.randomhouse.ca/LandingGearAPI, where the API will remain available for use.
Pullinger, who has been involved with digital storytelling for more than a decade, says, “This is the first time I’ve done anything that looks at the potential for the novel online, as opposed to a book or an ebook format.… I’ve never succeeded in interesting my book publishers in my digital work until now, so that’s tremendously exciting for me that Random House was willing to experiment.”
For her part, MacDonald says the Random House of Canada digital team has approached the online endeavour as research and development. “I don’t know what this project is going to look like in the future, but I think it’s important that we as [a] publisher are experimenting and trying new things.”
The Kills, by Richard House; Guardian Review, 24 August, 2013
Here’s a review I wrote of the digital augmented version of Richard House’s extraordinary novel, The Kills; the novel is on the current Man Booker longlist.
The Huffington Post – an interview – 27 December, 2012
Here’s an interview with me and Chris Joseph, from Illya Szilak , in The Huffington Post just after Christmas: The Death of the Author: E-Lit and Collective Creativity.
Canada Writes Q&A – 11 February 2013
An interview on how I use social media to connect with readers, up on Canada Writes, Tweet Your Own Horn.
Novel PASTimes – an interview in two parts – 14 February, 2012
The Creative Penn – an interview – 14 February, 2012
LEA New Media Exhibition Interview – 14 December, 2011
Jeremy Hight, curated of LEA – Leonardo Online – New Media Exhibition, ‘Re-Drawing Boundaries’, posted this interview with me. Go here for a full-list of the other interviews, which includes the ever-fabulous Tim Wright.
National Post review of A Curious Dream – 9 December, 2011
A long review of A Curious Dream, my new collected stories (out in Canada only), by Donna Bailey Nurse. It’s a mixed review but has some good stuff in it too.
The Independent on Sunday – Digital Literature, by Lisa Gee, 13 November, 2011
This interesting overview of the current scene re digital literature, ‘A Beginning, a Middle, but No End in Sight’, covering both traditional publishing and eliterature folks, comes from Lisa Gee. In the accompanying video, Naomi Alderman and Alison Norrington both recommend ‘Inanimate Alice’ as a work of digital fiction worth exploring.
The Next Chapter – Shelagh Rogers and Jo Saul – Monday 14 November, 2011
On The Next Chapter, a CBC Radio books programme, Jo Saul declares that if you liked ‘The Help’, you’ll love ‘The Mistress of Nothing’! This discussion takes place within the first fifteen minutes of the programme.
Clevedon.com reviews The Mistress of Nothing – 30 September 2011
A review by Donna Marchetti on Cleveland.com. You need to scroll down the page to find it. Next to Paul Bowles, no less.
BBC Radio 4 – World At One interview – Thursday 18 August, 2011
On Thursday 18 August, I was interviewed by Martha Kearney for BBC Radio 4’s news programme, World at One, for their series on the future of the book.
Here is the interview, extracted from the programme and uploaded to Audioboom:
The interview was mentioned in a number of places, including this piece in the Bookseller.
The Poetry Tree – A Journal of the Audacious: Conversations with…. Kate Pullinger, 30 July, 2011
The Poetry Tree conducted an email interview with me earlier this summer: Conversations With…. Kate Pullinger
‘The Fine Art of Basking’ – National Post Summer Fiction – 13 August, 2011
Check out this collective short story I contributed to – ‘The Fine Art of Basking’.
Globe & Mail: Digital Lit – 9 July, 2011
Kate Taylor of the Globe & Mail wrote about my work on the digital earlier this year, and has now followed it up with this great piece about ‘Digital Lit: How new ways to read mean new ways to write’. It’s a good piece!
A Conversation with Tony White – published 1 July 2011
Tony White interviewed me earlier this year for a report he was writing. He has written up the interview separately and published it on his website today, Piece of Paper Press.
Guardian Live Webchat for Canada Day – 1 July 2011
Today I was the guest of Guardian Books for their live webchat. Lots of great questions, from what is the effect that being an ex-pat has on my writing, to what is the future of writing and publishing?
The Book Case: Top 20 Books of 2011 – So Far!
The BookCase, the blog of the book lovers website BookPage, has listed ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ at Number 3 in their ‘Top 20 Books of 2011 – So Far!’
The Historical Novel Society – Editor’s Choice, February, 2011
‘The Mistress of Nothing’ was an Editor’s Choice for February for the Historical Novel Society. Scroll down the page to find the lovely review.
Wonders and Marvels – a historical fiction community: Blogpost 21 February, 2011
I wrote a blog post for Wonders and Marvels about using the photographs and portraits of Omar and Lucie during my research for ‘The Mistress of Nothing’, and the telling fact that there are no known images of Sally.
The Oklahoman review – 6 February, 2011
Good review in The Oklahoman newspaper by Betty Lytle: Mistress of Nothing Based on a Victorian Writer’ Story.
Dawn Newspaper Review: 30 January, 2011
Dawn, Pakistan’s largest English language daily newspaper, has published a review of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ by Mahvesh Murad.
89 Chapters on CityFM89 Radio, Pakistan, 1 February, 2011
When I was in Karachi last November I did an interview with Mahvesh Murad, recorded in the CityFM89 studios down in the docks area of Karachi. To get to the studio, Mahvesh came and met me in my fortified compound at the British Council, and we travelled together in my armoured vehicle with my arned guard. But once we got down to the docks we got stuck in a massive traffic jam of lorries on their way to deliver goods to the container port. So we jumped out of the armoured car and walked along, admiring the vividly painted and decorated trucks as we went.
Dawn: Interview in Pakistan newspaper, 23 January 2011
This interview, with Mahvesh Murad, took place via email shortly after my visit to Pakistan. I met Mahvesh in Karachi, and she also interviewed me for her radio programme on CityFM.
NY Times Review – Sunday 23 January, 2011
‘The Mistress of Nothing’ was reviewed in the print edition of the New York Times on Sunday 23 Jan; the review appeared online from 21 Jan. It’s mixed, decidedly mixed, but great to have a review in this venerable newspaper.
Comment: Educators need to utilise the explosion in digital writing – 11 January, 2011
Here’s a piece I wrote for the Guardian’s Classroom Innovation supplement in advance of BETT 2011.
Independent on Sunday interview – 9 January, 2011
‘Brave new world: Writers will have to change their attitude if they’re to catch up with the videogames industry’ – an interview with me by Joy Lo Dico. It’s a good piece, save for the bit where I say I haven’t been going to future-of-publishing conferences for the past three years – if only!
Washington Post review – 5 January, 2011
This review is a stinker. Boo hiss.
Pittsburgh Post Gazette review – 2 January, 2011
My first print newspaper review for ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ is a good one, here in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, by Bob Hoover.
A change of landscape, within and without; review by Cat D. Acree
Book Page, an online and print magazine distributed through independent booksellers and public libraries in the US, has featured this great pre-publication review of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’.
Publication Coach Daphne Gray-Grant interview – November 2010
Daphne Gray-Grant, a Vancouver writer who publishes a regular online writing resources newsletter, Publication Coach, interviewed me for her website.
FSC Green Book Campaign – November 2010
My novel ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ was included in this week’s Green Book Campaign organised by Eco-Libris. Elizabeth Baines reviewed my novel as one of 200 books reviewed by 200 bloggers; all reviews were published on Wed.10 Nov.
Publisher’s Weekly Advance Review – November 2010
Publisher’s Weekly, the US trade magazine for the publishing and bookselling industry, has published a wonderful advance review of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’. “Pullinger successfully imagines an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances.” There’s more!
Boulder Pavement interview – September 2010
Boulder Pavement, a digital magazine of arts and ideas that is published by the Banff Centre, has an audio interview with me done by Steven Ross Smith. We cover ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ as well as the work I do with digital fiction. We recorded it when I was at the Banff Centre, which is kind of like heaven in the Rocky Mountains, in February 2010.
CBC Book Club Short Story Month – July 2010
I feature on CBC Book Club this month – a short video talking about the potential for short stories and new medai, and a second short video where I talk about meeting the Queen and Prince Phillip in June.
Medieval Bookworm Blog review – June 2010
Very nice preview review from Medieval Bookworm, an American book blogger – hugely appreciated.
Sunday Times paperback review – June 2010
The new UK edition of the paperback of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ is just coming out this month – here’s the first review, from the Sunday Times – given the whole of the Times is going behind a paywall, I’m not sure how long this online version of the review will be available.
CBC Radio the Next Chapter – April 2010
While I was in Canada in February I recorded an interview with Shelagh Rogers for her programme, The Next Chapter. It was broadcast during the last week of April 2010, but you can hear it online as a podcast.
Interview with Tom Ue, published April 2010
The following is a list of links to press reports of Kate Pullinger’s GG Award
· Fort McMurray Today, Nov 18 2009
· Kamloops This Week, Nov 18 2009
· Kootenay News Advertiser, Nov 23 2009
· Medicine Hat News, Nov 18 2009
· Metro News (Halifax),Nov 18 2009
· NOW magazine, Dec 3 2009
· The Daily Bulletin, Nov 19 2009
· The Edmonton Journal, Nov 15 2009
· The Globe and Mail, Jan 1 2010
· The Globe and Mail, Nov 17 2009
· The Guelph Mercury, Dec 26 2009
· The Hamilton Spectator, Nov 18 2009
· The London Free Press, Nov 18 2009
· The Montreal Gazette, Nov 19 2009
· The National Post, Nov 18 2009
· The National Post, Oct 29 2009
· The Ottawa Citizen, Nov 22 2009
· The Prince George Citizen, Nov 18 2009
· The Regina Leader-Post, Nov 18 2009
· The Standard, Nov 18 2009
· The Star Phoenix, Nov 18 2009
· Toronto Star, Nov 17 2009
· The Toronto Star, Nov 28 2009
· The Vancouver Province, Nov 18, 2009
· The Windsor Star, Nov 18 2009
· Times-Colonist, Nov 18 2009
· Trail Daily Times, Nov 18 2009
· Vancouver Sun, Nov 17 2009
· Waterloo Record, Nov 18 2009
· Winnipeg Free Press, Nov 18 2009
More on The Mistress of Nothing
While in Ottawa the last week of November, 09, I did an interview, about winning the prize and writing the book, with Nigel Beale for his website and radio broadcast.
I’ll be blogging about publication throughout the year; to read my posts about ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ click on ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ under Categories in the right-hand sidebar. This will bring together all the posts about the book, the virtual book tour, as well as any materials for reader’s groups.
Please let me know what you think of the book by contacting me.
Follow me on Twitter @katepullinger
You can go directly to my virtual book tour interviews from these links:
Echo Soundings, Sarah Hymas – interview
Book Army – interview
Inside Books – interview (for review see below)
Writing Neuroses – review and interview combined
Adventures in Words – interview (for review see below)
Keeper of the Snails – review and interview combined
Tales from the Reading Room – review and interview combined
Essential Writers – interview (for review see below)
There’s a Q&A with me on the subject of the virtual book tour in the Observer newspaper.
Here’s a podcast of an interview I did with Sheila MacKay on CBC Radio’s North by Northwest, broadcast Sunday 18 October, 200:
I wrote a piece for the Independent’s ‘Book of a Lifetime‘, 24 July, 2009
I recorded a short reading for Echo Soundings/ Sarah Hymas; she has put it up on YouTube with a slideshow of images from Egypt:
To date, reviews of the book have appeared in:
‘Good Housekeeping’ (‘scorchingly powerful’) and
‘Sainsbury’s Magazine’ and ‘The Times’
‘Red’, ‘The Gloss Magazine’, ‘New Books’, and ‘Saga’;
‘Metro’ newspaper (‘sumptious’)
online at Rob Chilvers Adventures With Words.
Other reviews are at
Culture (Sunday Times Supplement), Aug 9 2009
Daily Mail, July 31 2009
Guardian (Saturday Review), Aug 1 2009
Independent New Review (Supp. To Independent on Sunday), Aug 2 2009
Independent Book of the Day, 20 August, 2009
Inside Books, 25 August, 2009
As well as these, Antony Beevor wrote a piece for the Guardian newspaper expressing his distaste for novels like mine, which he calls ‘faction’. I’m hoping to be able to publish a reply in the Guardian.
Essential Writers, 13 October, 2009
The Bookbag, 30 July 2009
Canadian reviews are also appearing:
The Globe & Mail, 14 September 2009