Is The Man Booker Prize A Tarnished Trophy?

‘This year’s Man Booker Prize longlist reflects the diverse tastes of the judges, but can the winner restore the shine to this tarnished trophy?’ David Sexton’s screaming headline on 26 July 2018 edition of Evening Standard caught my attention. I am on the fence with his proclamation. The judges had to trawl through 171 submissions, and that must have…

Books For Humans

    If you’re human, then you need to read this! The Afflicted, written by Andy Strutt is a book that strikes a chord with sci-fi fans worldwide. It’s believable yet terrifying. Striking a perfect balance between disturbing and gripping, The Afflicted follows the endeavours of Dr John Simmons in creating the miraculous wonder-drug Methuselah and the consequences…

Enriching Your Writing

  ( Painting By Carla Dunn) An excellent article by the amiable CARLA KING, it tackles the ability to write compelling books through senses. Please read on: ***** Sight is the most obvious of the senses to invoke when depicting a scene in your written work, but your visual descriptions will benefit when you incorporate…

Story Behind The Afflicted Revisited

We are pleased to publish this heartfelt article from Andy Strutt, our bestselling author, whose début novel, ‘The Afflicted,’ has captured the imaginations of readers worldwide. Andy writes candidly about the story behind his new book. Please enjoy!   My first love in life as a young boy was reading. By the time I was seven years…

The Fishermen And Man Booker

 It’s that time of year again when the literary world is abuzz with sounds of expectation. Dismally, we have only three Britons in running for Man Booker and I wonder if any of them could win. This year’s Long List is a very interesting one, and it hardly surprises me that only three British authors…