Joanna Kavenna: The Birth of Love

Joanna Kavenna’s first novel Inglorious – about a thirtysomething urbanite’s escape from city life – won the Orange Broadband New Writers Award. Her new book The Birth of Love is quite different but equally brilliant – interwoven stories exploring motherhood, often quite bleak and dystopian, featuring four characters across multiple time zones. Find out more…

When Manson Met Murphy

John the Revelator author Peter Murphy first met Shirley Manson – Garbage singer, solo artist incumbent, and actress in Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – in the Spring of 1998. Back then Manson and her bandmates were promoting Garbage’s second album Version 2.0. Murphy had just turned pro as a music and arts journalist….