After the reading, there’ll be a Q and A session on the REBEL VAMPIRES series where – as always when I speak live – readers can ask me anything. Seriously. Now whether I answer..?
I love author readings: there’s a special connection between listening to an author read their own words and then having the chance to ask them about the book.
I read a series of fantasy flash fiction at a Women in Dark Fiction event at Oxford last year: the atmosphere was electric.
When I worked in the theater, there was nothing like the connection between audience and performer: when it’s your own words? It’s twice the buzz.
As a reader? I love the experience too. So below are Three of the Best Author Readings:
- Jack Kerouac On the Road: reads the last page to jazz. Magic. Listen here.
- James Baldwin Another Country: a novel that taught me a lot about the possibilities and power of language. Listen here.
- J.R.R Tolkien The Hobbit: hearing Tolkien describing Gollum and acting his voice? Special and never forgotten. Listen here.
Who are your favourite authors to listen to?
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