I completed the Faber Academy’s Writing A Novel course in Richard Skinner’s class of 2017/8, and am working on my debut, The Punishment, a story about angry women, sisterhood, and suffering.
Because I like to have my hands full while I’m sitting around, I have also decided to try and read 52 books in 2018. I am only reading books by women, to try and redress the balance of voices in my brain, of which I’ll write more later. Kamila Shamsie, this year’s Women’s Prize winner, suggested publishers have a year of only publishing women, which inspired me to do this. Some people keep to this challenge by posting their reads on social media, but I haven’t got there yet and already half the year is up. So I’m posting my mini 10-minute reviews here, maybe some cross-posting will arise if I ever catch up with myself.
UPDATE: I survived the reading challenge of 2018, I explain how here, and am now reading books by non-women as well, though it’s June and I’ve only read two by men so far. Oops.