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Reflections of a working writer and reader



Presque vu LXIII

Danuta Keen in The Independent interviews Karin Slaughter. The subject is extreme violence:

Two years ago I interviewed Ian Rankin for this newspaper. In the middle of a wide-ranging discussion he said something he may have since come to regret. “The people writing the most graphic violence today are women,” he told me, then continued, “They are mostly lesbians as well, which I find interesting.”


James Long has an article on the Espresso Book Machine (EBM), the machine that produces print-on-demand books and which will be appearing soon in 60 Blackwell branches. The really compulsive part of his piece is the YouTube video of the machine in operation.

Thanks to Maxine Clarke for the lead to this one.


Success Sucks. Writer Hamish MacFarlane guest blogs at Vulpes Libris, explaining why his second novel took more than ten years to write. “I’ll confess: getting published wrecked my writing.”


New developments in e-book readers allows you to flip pages. A short video showing where the technology is going.

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