❉We chat with bestselling novelist Jenny Colgan on Quick Reads, Doctor Who, her literary influences, the ‘chick lit’ label and why writers’ block is “bollocks”.
❉ A poignant memoir by the much-loved and much-missed singer and songwriter, who passed away in February 2016.
❉ Planning a family? You won’t be, once you’ve read The Picture of Leon Brittan…
❉ We review the brand new graphic novel based on History Channel’s epic series, collecting Titan’s four-part ‘Godhead’ arc!
❉ Simon Wolstencroft’s memoirs are a Who’s Who of the Manchester indie scene and the stuff Rock n Roll dreams are made of.
❉ We celebrate the life and work of legendary cult writer Russell Hoban, on what would have his 92nd birthday.
❉ “Tonight, Matthew, I’m Douglas Adams!” James Goss on novelising ‘The Pirate Planet’…
❉ Kinetic prose and a cast of unpleasant but fascinating characters adorn Blair Bidmead’s full-length debut novel.
❉ Writer Andrew Hickey is updating his definitive guide to the Monkees’ music – but he needs your support!
❉ A natter with writer Paul Magrs about ‘Baker’s End’, his new ‘Mars’ trilogy, and much ado about Puffins.