The Gracekeepers – Kirsty Logan

The Gracekeepers is a dazzling novel with a beautifully imaginative and highly original setting. I really didn’t want it to end! It’s a delicious slow-burner (although it speeds up rapidly towards the end) and something in the way it’s written is quite dreamlike, similar to the tone of a fairy tale or folk story. Continue reading “The Gracekeepers – Kirsty Logan”

All the Birds, Singing – Evie Wyld

I first came across this book when I was writing an article for The UoB Linguist Magazine about the lack of translated literature in the UK (you can read the article here if you are interested, although reading back over it now I think I may have been a little harsh on the mainstream UK publishing industry. If you have another point of view, I’d love to hear it! Feel free to comment here or on the article itself.) On the basis of her second novel All the Birds, Singing, Evie Wyld was one of 13 authors to be awarded the 2014 European Union Prize for Literature, which gives funding to up-and-coming writers to get their books translated. Continue reading “All the Birds, Singing – Evie Wyld”