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A Literary Conversation with May-Lan Tan, Eley Williams and Chris Power

Waterstones in Crouch End had an event with a conversation between May-Lan Tan (author of Things to Make and Break), Eley Williams (author of Attrib) and Chris Power (author of Mothers) about the power of short stories. The interviewer was Francine Toon editor of Things to Make and Break. It was really interesting hearing from each author and the links/themes between them. More info on the link below:


I loved seeing my book cover design stacked up with two other good looking book covers.

And I finally got to meet the lovely author May-Lan. I’m such a fan of her book, so it was nice to have a chat with her.

Photo taken from the Waterstones Instagram account and a great choice of matching pastel flowers with my cover.

More about Things to Make and Break:

A motorcycle courier finds a cache of nude photos in her boyfriend’s desk. The daughter of East German emigrants encounters her doppelganger, who has crossed another cultural divide. Twin brothers fall for the same girl. When a stripper receives an enigmatic proposal from a client, she accepts, ignorant of its terms.

Shadows, doubles, and the ghosts of past and future lovers haunt these elegantly structured and often hallucinatory stories. The language is hypnotic, deadpan, intense; the sentences jewel-hard and sublime. Things to Make and Break is the work of a stylish, exuberant new voice in modern fiction.


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Five Essential Japanese Novels

My book cover design for Confessions by Kanae Minato has been featured on the Waterstones blog article called Five Essential Japanese Novels. See the full article here: https://www.waterstones.com/blog/five-essential-japanese-novels

‘Her books are true page-turners as she excels in digging up evil and guilt in our unconscious mind.


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Bookshop in August 2016

My various book cover designs are out and about on patterned bookshop shelves. I spotted my Moonstone HB cover at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road in prime position.

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Moonstone was also displayed at Daunt Books by the entrance book shelves.

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It was in good company with my Harmless Like You HB cover not too far away.

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And this beauty of a cover, When the Floods Came PB edition was out on the table display.

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