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Author interviews, Reading Short Stories & Behind the scenes of making fiction.

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Author interviews, Reading Short Stories & Behind the scenes of making fiction.

    The Hit - Short story read by the author JOHN LUGO-TREBBLE

    The Hit - Short story read by the author JOHN LUGO-TREBBLE

    The Hit - Short story read by the author JOHN LUGO-TREBBLE



    John writes the most exquisite romantic stories - each has a bit of an unnerving twist.

    Here we are priveldge to podcast one of john's beuatiful stories called The Hit

    Let us know in the comments your thoughts and if you would like to hear more or John's stories.



    Here's a little about John

    My mother used to say that from the moment I learned to walk, I was walking the other way. This statement did not just end up applying to my life, but also my writing.

    I am a Puerto Rican Bronx native (Nuyorican, if you will) who has lived in New York, Eugene, London, Berlin and Prague. My husband and I currently live in West Cornwall in a barn with our three adventurous cats and surrounded by lots of stars (when it’s not raining or overcast).

    I am influenced by urban landscapes and the interconnected lives of people in an increasingly globalised world. I love to explore the small moments that bring humanity to impersonal surroundings. In addition to fiction, I enjoy writing articles about the writer experience, how we engage with memory, films and music.



    http://www.johnlugotrebble.com

    https://www.facebook.com/JohnLugoTrebble

    https://www.instagram.com/jlugotrebblewriter

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Lugo-Trebble/e/B07DT2ZKB9/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_ebooks_1

    https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/18133346.John_Lugo_Trebble

    • 13 min
    London Book Fair 2022 Talks : Getting your Illustrations Published

    London Book Fair 2022 Talks : Getting your Illustrations Published

    London Book Fair 2022 Talks to three illustrators about "Getting your Illustrations Published"

    Donna Payne, Katie Knutton, and Juliette Rechatin will join the AOI’s Rachel Hill to talk about getting illustration published. The panellists will discuss how they find great new talent as well as nurturing relationships with artists.  The session will look at working processes, and touch on contracts and negotiation as well as trends in the industry. Practical examples and honest straight talking will make this an invaluable session for illustrators at every stage of their career.



    Rachel Hill, CEO, The Association of Illustrators
    Rachel Hill is the CEO at The Association of Illustrators, a not-for-profit organisation whose goal is to champion and celebrate the illustration industry. Through the AOI, Rachel support illustrators through events, awards, business resources and industry wide campaigning. With a previous background as a practising illustrator and illustration.



    Donna Payne, Creative Director, Faber
    Donna Payne is Creative Director at Faber & Faber, the UK's leading independent publisher. She heads up a small but brilliantly formed team that thrives on delivering consistently excellent work across a diverse range of genres, often taking inspiration from Faber's extensive design archive. Donna has art directed many leading illustrators and photographers, and regularly gives talks on Book Design at schools, universities and literary events. She is a passionate advocate for design mentoring, and a more inclusive design industry, discovering and nurturing new talent from all sectors of the creative community.



    Katie Knutton, Design Manager Children's Non-fiction, Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd
    Katie Knutton is the Design Manager of Bloomsbury's award-winning Children's Non-fiction list. She works with acclaimed illustrators including Jenni Desmond, Catherine Rayner, and Joe Todd-Stanton as well as on Kate Pankhurst's bestselling Fantastically Great Women Series. She has 15 years' experience working in children's books for publishers including DK and Bonnier, joining the Bloomsbury Children's team in 2019.



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    • 40 min
    London Book Fair 2022 Talks to 3 independent women about publishing

    London Book Fair 2022 Talks to 3 independent women about publishing

    London Book Fair 2022 Talks to 3 independent women : The Tale of Three Start-ups
    three independent small presses, all run by award-winning women, and all recent additions to the Children's publishing world. Having had different experiences and with different motivations and approaches to setting up by themselves, the panel will look at what it means and what it takes to set up a company in the current Children's environment, and what they've learned from this experience.



    Rachel Williams, Publisher and Joint MD, Magic Cat Publishing

    Rachel Williams studied literature before becoming an editor and publisher of children's books. She is also the creator of best-selling natural history and adventure books, including The Atlas of Adventure series and Illuminature, and more recently, Slow Down.



    Jennifer Broom, Co-Managing Director, Magic Cat Publishing.

    Jenny studied at the Slade before moving into children’s publishing. Early in her career she met Rachel Williams at Templar Publishing, helping her to launch Big Picture Press in 2013.

    Abiola Bello, Author and Publisher, Hashtag Press
    Abiola Bello is a Nigerian-British, prize-winning children’s/YA author from London. She's an advocate for diversity in books for young people and is the author of the award-winning fantasy series EMILY KNIGHT (EMILY KNIGHT I AM, EMILY KNIGHT I AM…AWAKENED and EMILY KNIGHT I AM BECOMING). EMILY KNIGHT I AM…AWAKENED was nominated for the CILIP’s Carnegie Award, won London’s BIG Read 2019, and was a finalist for the People’s Book Prize Best Children’s Book. 

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    • 47 min
    London Book Fair 2022 ; Talk How to make a living from writing

    London Book Fair 2022 ; Talk How to make a living from writing

    London Book Fair 2022 ; Talk with 3 authors about How to make a living from writing

    The Society of Authors presents three authors about their experiences in writing and tell us about their journeys to getting published.

    Writing is hard – and making it pay is even harder. An expert team from the Society of Authors will guide you on how to earn pennies and make them add up to pounds. What opportunities are great, and what are best avoided? How can you negotiate a better deal? From pursuing a portfolio career, the lowdown on competitions to tips on publishing deals, and where to get grants and funding. This is the talk for you if you don’t want to starve in a garret.


    Juliet E McKenna is a British fantasy author living in the Cotswolds, UK. Loving history, myth and other worlds since she first learned to read, her debut epic fantasy novel, The Thief's Gamble, began The Tales of Einarinn in 1999, followed by The Aldabreshin Compass sequence, The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution, and The Hadrumal Crisis trilogy.  Abie Longstaff is the author of nearly 50 books for children (picture book to middle grade) including The Fairytale Hairdresser, The Magic Potions Shop, The Trapdoor Mysteries and How to Catch a Witch and a wide range of educational titles.

    Abie Longstaff is the author of nearly 50 books for children (picture book to middle grade) including The Fairytale Hairdresser, The Magic Potions Shop, The Trapdoor Mysteries and How to Catch a Witch and a wide range of educational titles. Abie regularly appears at literary festivals and in schools.

    Katrina Naomi is the winner of the 2021 Keats-Shelley Prize. Her latest project, Same But Different, a poetic collaboration. Katrina’s most recent collection, Wild Persistence, received an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors.

    Thank you to Society of authors for bringing these interesting authors to the fair.



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    • 42 min
    London Book Fair 2022 : Talk with Dutch poet Arnold Jansen op de Haar

    London Book Fair 2022 : Talk with Dutch poet Arnold Jansen op de Haar

    London Book Fair 2022 : Talk with Dutch poet Arnold Jansen op de Haar



    We are delighted to bring you a little tast from the famous London Book Fair 2022. After 2 years pawing the ground in the hope that covide restrictions would come to an end. We had the priveldge of covering some of the many events. 



    I’m the Refrain of Other People’s Lives. Join Arnold Jansen op de Haar for an eclectic reading from his translated poems about his life and society. He will also take you on a tour of highlights in a thousand years of Dutch poetry based on poets featured in 100 Dutch-Language Poems – From the Medieval Period to the Present Day, winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. A whirlwind performance (1000 years in 30 Minutes) of Dutch poetry in translation.



    "Arnold was born in 1962 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

    In 2021, his much anticipated, new novel Schurft will be published in Dutch.

    His poetry collection, Het refrein van andermans leven, was published in Dutch in 2016, and the English translation in 2017.

    Arnold’s poems have been widely published in literary magazines including De Gids, Het Liegend Konijn, Extaze , Maarstaf, Zoetermeer, Passionate and de Poëziekrant.

    His poems have been featured in anthologies such as De 100 beste gedichten van 2002, published by De Arbeiderspers and edited by Gilles Dorleijn and in landmark Dutch anthology De Nederlandse poëzie van de 19de en 20ste eeuw in 1000 en enige gedichten, edited by Gerrit Komrij, published by Bert Bakker; and in 10 voor 10, Ten Extaze poets for the 2010s, 2019, Extaze

    Martin Ros gave Jansen op de Haar his first break by publishing one of his poems in literary magazine Maatstaf.

    His debut novel De koning van Tuzla, a fictional account of his experiences during the Bosnian conflict, was published in 1999 by De Arbeiderspers."

    Holland Park Press.



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    • 20 min
    London Book Fair 2022 - Talks : Cover Design

    London Book Fair 2022 - Talks : Cover Design

    London Book Fair 2022: Talks about Cover Design -the highs and lows of working with authors



    Jack Smyth and Nico Taylor will be curating a new book cover themed event at the London Book Fair.
    Using real-life case studies across a variety of publishers they’ll look at various aspects of the cover design process: from briefing forms to the cover meeting, the pressures of designing a bestseller to what makes something ‘good’, and much more.


    The event will be inclusive and is aimed at all who are interested in the cover design process; from editor’s looking to brief their latest acquisitions, authors hoping to gain behind-the-scenes insight or generally, anybody who wants an insight into how book covers are created. There might be a small element of interaction involved too.

    #LondonBookFair2022 The London Book Fair (@LondonBookFair)

    • 32 min

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