Interviews & Blogs

Dennis Hamley is the author of The Second Person from Porlock, a Fairlight Books novel publishing on 4 November 2021. The Second Person from Porlock was inspired by the mystery surrounding Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poetry collection housed in Jesus College, Cambridge, after a disparaging note was found in the margin of the poem 'Kubla

As the nights draw in and the weather turns cooler, we’re all set to embrace autumn, put on some cosy knitwear and curl up with a good book. But it won’t be long before autumn turns to winter, bringing with it a month of winter-themed stories! In December, instead of our usual short stories, we publish stories set in the winter, or

Clio Velentza is the author of The Piano Room, a Fairlight Books novel publishing on 30th September 2021. A mysterious and captivating Faustian tale about a man who makes a deal with the devil with unexpected consequences. Read this interview with Clio Velentza to find out what inspired this novel.   How did you start writing?

Debbi Voisey is the author of Only About Love a Fairlight Moderns novella publishing on 5th August 2021. This novella tells the story of Frank through snapshots in time as he navigates courtship, marriage, fatherhood and illness. Read this interview to find out what inspired this novella.   How did you start writing and what do

Loree Westron is the author of Missing Words a Fairlight Moderns novella publishing on 5th August 2021. This novella is a heart-warming journey about self-discovery, the power of family ties, and the strength needed to face whatever life throws your way. Read this interview to find out what inspired this novella.   How did you

Douglas Bruton is the author of Blue Postcards, a Fairlight Moderns novella publishing on 8 July 2021. Set in Paris, this atmospheric tale delicately intertwines three connected narratives and timelines, interspersed with observations of the colour blue. It is a meditation on truth and lies, memory and time and thought. It is a leap of t

JT Torres is the author of Taking Flight, a Fairlight Moderns novella publishing on 8 July 2021. This novella is a beautifully told drama of the bond between grandson and grandmother which delicately explores the complexities of family bonds. Read this interview to find out what inspired this novella. How did you start writing and wha

Richard Smyth's debut novel, The Woodcock, is published by Fairlight Books on 1 July 2021. This historical novel is set on the fictional coastal town of Gravely in the north east of England. Jon Lowell, a naturalist who writes articles on the flora and fauna of the shoreline, and his wife Harriet lead a simple life, enjoying a fragile pea