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The Most Instagrammable Writers of All Time by Rebecca Armstrong It might surprise you, but books are all the rage on Instagram. Literary hashtags like #books, #bookstagram and #bibliophile are used for millions of posts, from memorable quotes, to photos of impressive bookshelves and beautiful libraries. This trend gives us a new way

Our story of the week is a small town story from the writer Tim Dadswell. Tim earned a BA in English Literature from Aberystwyth University in 1984. For thirty years, he worked in a variety of civil service posts in London before moving to Norfolk. After retiring, Tim took some writing courses and began expressing himself through word

Our story of the week is a dependable story from the writer John Crompton. John was born on the Isle of Wight, and raised in Hampshire, Dorset and Kent. He worked as an Educational Sergeant in the National Service before completing his university studies in English and Education. He then worked as a teacher, lecturer and tutor in Engl

Our story of the week is a story about independence from the writer Abhishek Pandeyar. Abhishek is a writer and dreamer from the scenic mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India. He started writing short poems when he was in his first year of university. His articles and stories were published several times in his college magazine. While i

Our story of the week is an alien story from the writer Michael Downes. Michael was born in Northern Ireland but currently lives in Victoria, Australia with his eldest son. He enjoys travelling and has worked a variety of jobs. It wasn’t until his late twenties that he started writing. Michael now has a novel published in the UK a

New year, new reading challenge. This year we’ve come up with our very own Fairlight Reading Challenge designed to push you beyond your bookish comfort zones. Use this unique reading list to introduce yourself to new authors, explore new formats and read something you've never tried before. Which will be your favourite? 1.      

Our story of the week is story about painting from the writer Justin Aylward. Justin is a novelist and short story writer from Dublin, Ireland. He first began writing poetry in school when he was fifteen. He went onto third level education to pursue his love of cinema. However, making films proved to be difficult, so after devoting mo

Our story of the week is an advice story from the writer Nate Ealy. Nate Ealy lives in Pennsylvania and is a huge sports fan. When he’s not writing, he’s usually watching a ball game. Nate started writing when he was about ten years old. His Mum sat down with him and they wrote a short story and edited it together. He’s been w