WOW Festival 2015: Sexual Violence in Fiction

The fifth annual WOW (Women of the World) Festival at London’s Southbank Centre wrapped up on Sunday 8th March, International Women’s Day. Over the weekend author Stephanie Saulter joined Joanna Bourke, Professor of History at Birkbeck College; Laurel Sills, co-editor of HOLDFAST magazine; David Moore from Abaddon Books; and chairperson…

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JFB Christmas Advent Day 19 – When is a Christmas story not a Christmas story?

I’ve been thinking about this on and off for a few years now, ever since I finished writing Gemsigns. Although the events of the novel lead up to and conclude on Christmas Day – a fact which is hugely significant within the narrative logic of the book – you would…

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WOMEN IN GENRE: THE DEBATE. NEW EVENT!

JFB have a rather exciting announcement to make. On 8th May, at Blackwell’s Charing Cross Road, six authors will discuss the debate surrounding the representation of female authors in genre fiction, why there is a lack of it, and the solutions that could be implemented to ensure equality in the future.…

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Voting in the Hugos

Are you attending Loncon in August 2014? The first time the World Science Fiction convention has been held in Britain for 49 years? If not why not?! If you are, you are eligible to vote/nominate in the Hugo Awards. At some point you will have been sent an email giving…

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