Here's the spring-summer edition of getting to know the writers! With loads of excitement I tell you about the online events I participated in, featuring super writers such as Pip Williams, Brit Bennett, Hafsa Zayyan, and Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Aida Edemariam. The winter-spring edition of my online "adventures" featured the likes of Margaret … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Brit Bennett, Maaza Mengiste, and more!
At the beginning of 2021 I discovered the amazing world of online events featuring writers. Fueled by the ongoing pandemic, several book discussions moved in the online realm, being accessible for significantly larger audiences. Don't get me wrong, I definitely prefer attending events in person, there's a certain energy that cannot be replace by a … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Margaret Atwood, Yaa Gyasi, and more!
After watching the theatre play "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie, I got interested in finding more about her personal life. That's how I got to find the "75 facts about Agatha Christie" list, an article published on the Agatha Christie Limited webpage. The original list was compiled by John Curran, the author … Continue reading Get to know the writer: Agatha Christie | Did you know that …
Welcome to a new post of the "Get to know the writer" series! These posts present (famous) authors, focusing not as much on their literary careers but more on their personal lives. I think the beauty of books lies not only in the stories contained but also in the stories of their writers and the broader … Continue reading Get to know the writer: John Steinbeck
I consider the beauty of books lies not only in the stories contained but also in the stories of their writers and the broader context in which they were written. Taking this approach, I started writing a new type of blog posts: Get to know the writer. These posts will present (famous) authors, focusing not … Continue reading Get to know the writer: Fyodor Dostoevsky