29 April 2011 2 Comments


To celebrate the UK publication of my new historical thriller MOZART’S LAST ARIA, I’m giving away shiny new hardcover copies of the book signed by me (I’d love to have Mozart himself sign it, but…). To win the book, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter. Then copy the quoted text below […]

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 […]

1 July 2010 4 Comments

Murdering Holocaust-denier Engaged to Celine Dion Recovers Couches

I’m taking my revenge on the deployers of banal Facebook updates. I’m writing a blog post about my new couches. Old couches recovered, actually. But I’ll get to that soon enough. I had first thought to be avenged on the lame updaters by putting up a false Facebook status update of my own each day, […]

14 July 2009 0 Comments

“What happened to the third little pig, Daddy?”: Bob Burke on pig detectives and his Writing Life

Anyone who’s perused the crime fiction section of their bookstore knows the joy of finding something original among the tired old shelves of loner detectives who play by their own rules on the mean streets of some dingy inner city. The clichés of the genre were uppermost in my mind when I chose to write […]

1 April 2009 0 Comments

Me Now Tweeting

Because “brevity is the soul of wit,” I’ve decided to start “tweeting” on Twitter, where there’s a limit of 150 or so characters to each “tweet.” Go to my Twitter profile to read my “tweets” about my books, the writing process, book tours, mad Middle East news, and other info!