The Reservoir Tape, Jon McGregor, Catapult - Jon McGregor’s first novel, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things (2002) was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize when he was just 26 years old, making him the youngest contenders to date.
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About Anna Roins
Anna Roins is a lawyer, previously of the Australian Government Solicitor, as well as a freelance journalist who writes about social and community issues and has edited dissertations, websites, and books.
She has studied creative literature with The University of Oxford (Continuing Education) and the Faber Academy, London.
Anna enjoys writing novels and is a regular contributor to AUTHORLINK assigned to conduct interviews with best-selling authors.
Insights Into Anna
Q. What kind of books do you love to read?
A. Historical Fiction, Magic-Realism, Mythology, Biography, Romance, Non-Fiction
Q. What genres do you dislike?
A. I like to read all genres, but I tend to reach less for Crime.
Q. What is your pet peeve in reading?
A. That I can't do it every minute of the day. That my eyes are constantly sore
Q. What is your pet peeve in reviewing books?
A. That I go over my work so many times I get to a stage where I can no longer see my typos
Q. What is your pet peeve in interviewing authors?
A. When I've spent weeks reading a book, researching the author and compiling the interview and the author cancels at the last minute
Q. And what do you love about it?
A. Everything. I love reading. Asking well-respected authors how they crafted their latest best-seller is a privilege, not to mention fantastic instruction.
Q. What do you like to do when you're not working?
A. Writing, dancing, hanging out with friends, walking, traveling.
Q. What is your favorite activity; color; food?
A. Spending time with my daughter and my husband; turquoise blue; fruit
Q. What is a quirky thing about you, or a funny thing?
A. That I love my rituals in the morning and that no amount of hair moisturizer will tame my curly hair
Q. If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, who would it be?
A. Too many, but especially deceased members of my family, including from the last century.
Author Archives for Anna Roins
Coming Home to Island House - Erica James, bestselling author of Summer at the Lake, rewards her readers with her latest novel, Coming Home to Island House, a beautifully described story about how one family found their way when they were forced to come together.
Midwinter Break, Bernard MacLaverty, Vintage - Bernard MacLaverty's latest novel Midwinter Break, winner of the Irish Book Awards 2017, reminds readers why he is regarded as one of the greatest living Irish writers alive.
I'll Keep You Safe, Peter May, Riverrun - International, best-selling author, Peter May, has returned to the Hebrides in Scotland with his latest thriller, I’ll Keep You Safe.
Women in Sunlight, Frances Mayes, Crown - The author of the best-selling 1996 memoir Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes, writes another love letter to Italy with Women in Sunlight
Pachinko, Min Jin Lee, Grand Central Publishing - Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko (2017) was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, a New York Times 10 Best Books of 2017, and a USA Today Top 10 Books of 2017 amongst others.
Author Interview: The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan, Harper Collins - the perfect read if you want to switch off from the challenges of the day and dive into an enchanting tale . . . .
Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight out of this Wild and Glorious Life, Jen Hatmaker, Thomas Nelson - Beloved Jen Hatmaker, Texan pastor, homemaker, blogger, and the star of the HGTV show, My Big Family Renovation - is the author of several successful books and the highest-profile evangelical to affirm same-sex relationships.
The Girls in the Picture, Melanie Benjamin, Delacorte Press - New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue is back with an even more fascinating read about the creative partnership between two of Hollywood's earliest female legends, screenwriter Frances Marion and superstar Mary Pickford.
The Whole Thing Together, Ann Brashares, Penguin - With her new book, Brashares gives readers two new families who relive its’ memories, happy and sad, of summers past.