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JK Rowling at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 9th October 2012

There can’t be many writers capable of filling the cavern-like auditorium at Cheltenham Racecourse – but JK Rowling is one of them. All 2,000 seats for the Cheltenham Literature Festival event at the weekend had been snapped up in a trice, with people travelling from all over the world to hear their heroine speak. When interviewer James Runcie threw the session open to questions at the end several tearful young ...keep reading

Debut novelist Madeline Miller wins 2012 Orange Prize

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 31st May 2012

“A more than worthy winner – original, passionate, inventive and uplifting. Homer would be proud of her.” Those were the words of Joanna Trollope, chair of the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction judges, last night when she announced this year’s winner – Madeline Miller. American writer and Latin teacher Miller won the £30,000 prize for The Song of Achilles, the debut novel she spent ten years working on. A captivating, ...keep reading