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COMING IN AUGUST: TIGER in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Edinburgh Book Festival Selva Almada and Polly Clark chaired by Jenny Brown   STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF THE WORLD The best novels conjure mental images that we’re unlikely to see in reality. Selva Almada’s debut The Wind That Lays Waste evokes the squat trees, sweat-stained shirts and broken-down cars of rural Argentina. Set on…

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TIGERS are coming to a place near you!

TIGER is published May 2nd 2019. All these launch events are open to the public. Please come to one — or more! They are all different. Reserve your place via the link with each event, or for queries contact Elizabeth Ana: Elizabeth.ana@quercusbooks.co.uk APRIL 30th. 7pm. LOMOND SCHOOL, HELENSBURGHThis is TIGER’s first experience of the world…

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Siberia — a last wilderness and the backdrop to TIGER

The Siberian tiger is the largest cat on earth. Maintaining a territory of up to 500 square miles in one of the harshest environments in the world requires an epic memory and ruthless punishment of all infractions. Creating fear of reprisal is as important to the tiger’s success as actually carrying it out. I was intrigued by how this characteristic of the Siberian tiger has defined both animal and human societies in the region. I had to visit this tiger’s habitat, and experience the extremes of temperature and scarcity that it has evolved to dominate.

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Larchfield 99p on Kindle for September!

For me this is the equivalent of being stacked fifty deep in Tesco or Asda, which is something I’ve always fantasised about. All I have ever wanted is readers — this is the dispiriting aspect of writing poetry, and the shining opportunity of novels: there is the possibility of reaching real readers who might enjoy…

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Larchfield – Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month

Published in paperback March 8th, Larchfield has been chosen by Waterstones as their Scottish Book of the Month. This is very exciting, showing that the story still resonates a year after first publication and my vision of a miraculous encounter between a depressed mother and WH Auden in the Scottish town of Helensburgh continues to…

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