Exclusive Interview with Anna Caltabiano

The final book in Anna Caltabiano’s Seventh Miss Hatfield trilogy, THE DAY BEFORE FOREVER, is out Thursday 24th November and we can’t wait! Anna has taken a break from her studying to talk to us about writing rituals, book recommendations and things that are stranger than fiction. . .  Who is your favourite author? Now this has to be the hardest question. Though I like my modern, still-living authors, I’m a huge fan of the classics—Dickens, Fitzgerald, Austen. They’re my holy trinity. What book do you most often recommend to friends? Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. If you haven’t…

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Advice for Writers from Writers- Part Four

Welcome to our final collection of amazing advice for authors, with contributions from Aliette de Bodard, Anna Caltabiano, Jon Wallace and AJ Dalton. The previous parts are here, here and here. We hope you’ve found something useful in this collection of sometimes contradictory advice, and look forward to seeing you at #gollanczfest!   Aliette de Bodard: Rules shouldn’t be broken–unless you do it with enthusiasm and burn things to the ground. Some writers write detailed outlines, some just let the story take them where it will. It’s useful to know which one you are, but it’s also useful to remember…

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Happy Publication Day 9th June 2016!

It’s publication day and it’s raining paperbacks. Paperbacks, the books you can really sink your teeth into! We’ve got everything from the literary fantastic to Vikings to time travel to ships sailing across deserts and even a classic of science fiction!   The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock is part-autobiography, part-fantasy travelogue, part ode to London. It’s like nothing you’ve ever read, written by one of the seminal voices of the genre who is quite rightly considered one of the UK’s best authors. London is just recovering from the Blitz and years of austerity. For a young man named Michael…

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Friday Read: The Seventh Miss Hatfield

We’re cheating a bit this week, as The Seventh Miss Hatfield isn’t actually out until the 31st July . . . The Seventh Miss Hatfield  is the book everyone here at Gollancz cannot stop talking about. This spellbinding debut from the hugely talented Anna Caltabiano is a tale of time-travel, 19th-century New York, unrequited love and a mysterious portrait . . . the perfect book to devour this weekend. Plus, the eBook of The Seventh Miss Hatfield is only £1.99 from all UK e-tailers for a limited time only. You can pre-order your digital copy now. The Seventh Miss Hatfield…

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Introducing The Seventh Miss Hatfield

Gollancz Editor, Marcus Gipps, introduces us to Anna Caltabiano’s The Seventh Miss Hatfield. When her agent first told me about Anna Caltabiano, I was a little sceptical. A 17-year-old who’d written her second novel? Her second? I’m a firm believer that anyone has the potential to write a good novel, but generally it takes a lot of practice and experience to make it work. However I had worked with Anna’s agent before, and knew that she was taking this very seriously. Which meant that I had to as well. So I opened up the synopsis, and found it intriguing. There…

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