Literary Locations #25: A Desert Island

Literary Locations #25: A Desert Island

This week marks the 300th birthday of perhaps the first English novel, a book second only to the Bible in terms of its number of translations. By the end of 1719 Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe had already notched up four editions. The first of these named Robinson...
Sandeep Mahal’s first year

Sandeep Mahal’s first year

It seems hard to believe it’s been twelve months since I wrote my first blog as Director of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. Once I arrived in Nottingham, I made it my business to get intimate with the city, meeting the writers, poets, artists, booksellers and...