Book Break Episode 7

untitled (6)Pan Macmillan has started their own web show called Book Break. This exciting new monthly show offers exclusive interviews with authors and book reviews. This months show will be broadcast on Friday and it can be viewed below or on the YouTube channel.

Book Break #7: M.J. McGrath, Emily St. John Mandel, Nickolas Butler are in the spotlight! We’ll be talking about writing rituals, inspiration and methods. and will be broadcast live on 31/10/2014 :: 12:30 BST. Click on the image below to start player.

 

 

 

BOOK BREAK – the online book show series – Episode 7

Log on during your lunch hour for the latest Book Break episode where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by M.J McGrath and Emily St. John Mandel who will be talking about their latest titles and their writing quirks, inspirations and methods.

 

Broadcast date: Friday 31st October
Broadcast time: 12:30pm 

In episode seven of BOOK BREAK, anchored by author Alexandra Heminsley (Running Like a Girl), we are joined by M.J. McGrath, an award winning writer and journalist, and Canadian author Emily St. John Mandel to discuss North American literature, dark locations and even darker plots.

 

M. J. McGrath joins us to discuss the location that inspired her latest title The Bone Seeker, a gripping, atmospheric thriller set in the Arctic’s long white nights; the very personal murder of a young girl will explode a decades-long tale of the very darkest betrayal.  Mel shares her experiences of writing journalistically, non-fiction and fiction, and the future for her Edie Kiglatuk Mystery series.

 

While Emily St. John Mandel shares insight into her new release ‘Station Eleven’ and find out what drove her to write this post-apocalyptic narrative. Station Eleven, her fourth novel,begins with a dramatic end.  The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. Thrilling, unique and deeply moving, this is a beautiful novel that asks questions about art and fame and about the relationships that sustain us through anything – even the end of the world.

 

We’ll also hear from Nickolas Butler in our writer’s room segment to get an insight into his perceptions of the novel form as a debut novelist, and take a sneak peek into the celeb-filled Taking Hollywood launch party

Follow #bookbreak on Twitter, subscribe to the Pan Macmillan’s YouTube channel or watch the broadcast right here at 12:30pm on Friday 31st October. 

 


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Just in case you missed episode 6, here is your chance to catch-up:

Book Break Episode 6

untitled (6)Pan Macmillan has started their own web show called Book Break. This exciting new monthly show offers exclusive interviews with authors and book reviews. This months show will be broadcast on Friday and it can be viewed at Studio TV.

Book Break #6: Featuring Alexandra Heminsle, Jessie Burton  and Jonathan Harvey- and will be broadcast live on 4/7/2014 :: 12:30 BST on Studio TV. Click on the image below to start player.

 

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BOOK BREAK – the new online book show series – Episode 6

Log on during your lunch hour for the sixth of ten monthly shows where author Alexandra Heminsley is joined by Jessie Burton and Jonathan Harvey who will be talking about their new books and we’ll be talking all things summer reads with industry insiders. Click image below for trailer.

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Broadcast date: Friday 4th July
Broadcast time: 12:30pm 

In episode six of BOOK BREAK, anchored by author Alexandra Heminsley (Running Like a Girl), we are joined by Jessie Burton, an actress and debut novelist and Jonathan Harvey, the creator of Gimme Gimme Gimme, one of the star writers on Coronation Street and already an award-winning novelist. 

 

Jonathan Harvey’s The Girl Who Just Appeared is a poignant, funny read which follows Holly (who was adopted as an infant) in the present day and Darren (who is negotiating life with his errant mother and the younger brother he is bringing up) in 1981. Flitting between the present and the past we gradually discover how Darren and Holly’s lives become intertwined.

 

Jessie Burton’s debut, The Miniaturist, is a story of love and obsession, betrayal and retribution, appearance and truth set in 1686 in the home of the illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt, told through the eyes of his new bride Nella.

 

We’ll also hear from Ellen Feldman in our writer’s room segment where we’ll delve into her writing rituals. Finishing off being transported to an industry party, we’ll hear from publishing insiders on their recommendations for summer reading- from those already on the shelves to books that haven’t even been published yet.

 

Follow #bookbreak on Twitter, subscribe to the Pan Macmillan’s YouTube channel or watch the broadcast right here at 12:30pm on Friday 4th July. 

Alexandra Heminsley is joined by Jessie Burton and Jonathan Harvey for Book Break which will be broadcast on Friday 4th July 12:30pm at http://www.studiotalk.tv/show/book-break-6

For more information http://www.panmacmillan.com/

 

Hashtag: #bookbreak

Just in case you missed episode 5, here is your chance to catch-up:

 

News: Book Break

untitled (6)Pan Macmillan has started their own web show called Book Break. This exciting new monthly show offers exclusive interviews with authors and book reviews. This months show will be broadcast on Friday and stars Louise Millar and Tim Winton, it can be viewed at Studio TV.
Book Break #5: Featuring  JB Morrison & Louise Millar, Tim Winton and will be broadcast live on
6/6/2014 :: 12:30 BST on Studio TV.

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In episode five of BOOK BREAK, anchored by author Alexandra Heminsley (Running Like a Girl), we are joined by J B Morrisson a hugely successful musician, Tim Winton, two-time Man Booker Prize nominee and Louise Millar, who has had a career spanning 20 years as a well-respected journalist.

JB, Tim and Louise talk about their journeys into their successful writing careers and the trials and tribulations they experienced along the way.

J B Morrisson spent over ten years as a singer with punk-pop band Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, where he had 14 top 40 singles and a number one album. In this episode of Book Break, Jim Bob will be talking about how an ex Glastonbury headliner like himself came to write his third book, a quirky, life-affirming story that has enormous appeal: The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81.

Tim Winton began his writing career whilst at university, penning An Open Swimmer– which would go on to win the Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 1981- amidst his academic commitments. This early acclaim has been steadily substantiated throughout Tim’s career, being nominated for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1995 and 2002 and winning the Miles Franklin Award four times. His latest novel, Eyrie, deals with disappointment, disillusionment and self-reflection.

Joining them is Louise Millar, whose book The Hidden Girl has just been published to critical acclaim.  Louise started her career as a music journalist before diversifying into women’s magazine. She has been a full time thriller writer ever since; her style is described as quietly creepy, chilling and riddled with suspense.

This month, in two special interview clips we’ll also hear from International bestselling author David Baldacci, author of recently released The Target, award winning author Emma Donoghue, author of The Room and most recently Frog Music and Professor Tanya Byron, who has just released her first novel The Skeleton Cupboard.

Follow #bookbreak on Twitter, subscribe to the Pan Macmillan YouTube channel or watch the broadcast right here at 12:30pm on Friday 6th June.

Alexandra Heminsley is joined by J B Morrisson, Tim Winton and Louise Millar for Book Break which will be broadcast on Friday 6th June at 12:30pm

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If you missed previous shows, you can catch up easily on  YouTube

In case you haven’t read Louise Millar’s “Hidden Girl” yet, but would like to familiar with the novel to watch Friday’s show, here is a review I did previously:

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Release date: May 22nd, 2014

When a country life dream turns into a nightmare . . .

Hannah Riley and her musician husband, Will, hope that a move to the Suffolk countryside will promise a fresh start.

Hannah, a human rights worker, is desperate for a child and she hopes that this new life will realise her dream.

Yet when the snow comes, Will is working in London and Hannah is cut off in their remote village. Life in Tornley turns out to be far from idyllic, who are the threatening figures who lurk near their property at night? And why is her neighbour so keen to see them leave? Plus Will’s behaviour is severely testing the bonds of trust.

Hannah has spent her professional life doing the right thing for other people. But as she starts to unbury a terrible crime, she realises she can no longer do that without putting everything she’s ever wanted at risk.

But if she does nothing, the next victim could be her . . . “

Even though it is not said- you sense something is off with Hannah and Will; as if there is some sort of sadness they are alluding to. Their damaged relationship trickles down into everything they touch; tainting it with a kind of residual misery.

Hannah creates and atmosphere of tension as she tries to complete the house on a unobtainable time frame.

A snow storm isolates Hannah and she becomes increasingly hyper- sensitive. Is it her imagination, or are the weird sounds and open cupboards a sinister trick of her imagination or the work of hidden vagrant?

As the snow thaws they meet the other inhabitants of the hamlet; as expected there are all a bit odd.

Elvie, their neighbour and who is suspected to have learning difficulties- attached herself to Hannah.

There are some incredible developments in this taunt psychological drama. I did not see the end coming. I highly recommend The hidden girl.