Dragons in Fantasy Fiction

Dragons and fantasy fiction often go together. I am fascinated by dragons, as I have read so many different incarnations of this mythical creature. Sometimes they are ancient, majestic, intelligent creatures, at other times, brutal, violent, mindless beasts that burn anything in their path. And there are many shades in between. I like that confusion. […]

David Lagercrantz Interview

I went along on Friday 4th September to Foyles Bookshop on Charing Cross Road, London, as David Lagercrantz discussed continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series with writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson. It feels like an odd position to be in, continuing someone else’s work. And in Sweden, David Lagercrantz, in his own words, became a ‘scandalous […]

Edgar

  During our childhood, my brothers (M and D) and I had three cats, and we all remained cat-lovers, always making friends with cats wherever we went. M’s cat, Edgar, is very photogenic: bright, almost eyelinered eyes, and glossy black and white long fur. I could play with him endlessly. I decided on a simple […]

Night Hunter

  I have always loved to draw and paint. My attempts still hang proudly on the walls of my parents’ house. I remember a particular painting I did of a tiger – it was the first time I felt like I was good at something, and it remains a treasured piece because of this. More […]

Fantasy Genre Fiction

I can’t remember the first time I read a fantasy novel, it was probably a children’s book. But at some point, fantasy was all I wanted to read, and since school, it was what I have loved to escape in. Fantasy and science fiction are often lumped together, so I thought I would start by […]