Archive | March, 2011

24 March 2011 2 Comments

Ridiculous publicity ideas for authors

In less than two months, my next novel MOZART’S LAST ARIA will be published in the UK (the US publication date is November). This means I have to start thinking about publicity. Naturally I’ll be doing the usual kinds of things that writers do these days. The promo video is already made and can be […]

10 March 2011 0 Comments

Personal Advice from Margaret Atwood: Tweet like a silly old woman

I’m in Dubai for the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature. Normally festivals fly authors in for a day, we do our thing before the public, and then we’re packed off, wishing we had time to get to know the other writers. The Emirates Festival is very different: I’m here for a week. A week in […]

3 March 2011 0 Comments

Corrupt LSE finds out what happens when you lack lit dept

Potential students of the London School of Economics ought perhaps to rethink their choice of university, particularly if they plan to study international relations. After all, Muammar Qaddafi had to kill thousands of his own people before the LSE’s distinguished academics realized he might be something of a dictator. However, if your plan is to […]