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Tiger Trailer

Publication day for the UK paperback of TIGER is November 12th 2020! Here is trailer to whet your appetite. TIGER is also published in Germany by Eisele Verlag on November 2nd. Watch this space for news of readings in Germany and my participation in the European Literature Festival in Austria 19-22 November.

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TIGER reviews

“Fierce, elegant, and compelling as the tiger itself, TIGER is less a novel than the very force of nature caught in fiction. Grabbed me by the imagination and carried me into the wilds of animal and human nature” Laline Paull, author of The Bees

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TIGER the Podcast

In late 2017 I travelled from Helensburgh on the west coast of Scotland to the frozen forests of the Russian Far East in order to track Amur (Siberian) tigers in the wild. This formed part of my research for my novel TIGER, which is partly set in the Russian taiga as it is known. While…

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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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