Enjoyed an inspiring presentation of women writers who have been creating fascinating new works in residency @jiwarbarcelona . Arundhati Deosthale who has been working as a literacy activist for 12 years in rural India; Adjoa Wiredu (UK)) who is documenting changing ideas of identity in cities; and Lucia Flores (Uruguay-Quebec) who is writing a novel about different characters connected by a mysterious book. #womenwhowrite
Such a joy to meet my author @ayodeforge first time in person, on her first visit to Barcelona, after loving her writing in her debut manuscript Swept Away for three years!
Traces of Sant Jordi when Barcelona's streets are full of books and roses. 📔📖🥀
An image from #marchforourlivesbcn (24/3) to say I still stand w/students marching again today in #nationalschoolwalkout. They are our best hope for a better America. More than 187,000 US students have experienced a school shooting these 19 years since Columbine. We will not forget who is paid off by the NRA in #Midterms2018 💔✊🏻✊🏼✊🏾 #Enough #NeverAgain #MarchForOurLives
#tbt Glamorous dinner in San Francisco, January 2016, in the same restaurant where Dashiell Hammett set The Maltese Falcon. We were celebrating my first visit to SF and my first time seeing Andrew Sean Greer since I had been his foreign rights agent (2002-2005). His brilliant second novel, The Confessions of Max Tivoli, is the first book I ever sold internationally (in 23 languages). If we were dining today we would be celebrating Andrew winning a Pulitzer Prize for his fifth novel, LESS! To be clear, Andrew's agent is the great Lynn Nesbit, but I am still overjoyed for him and still love his books, which will now be recognized as the contemporary classics they are.👏📖📔🎉🍸 #lovebeingaliteraryagent #literarylife #booklovers #authorsofinstagram #andrewseangreer
📣This is a shout-out for my super-talented sister Megan, my constant inspiration in all things visual + philosophical, whose new art show Shields opens tomorrow 4/19 in New Haven, CT, up until 6/10 at @realartways . Altogether, this is a body of work about precarious life and the heroic, often desperate, modes of our defense. In the wake of the last presidential election and rising tides of racism, guns, misogyny, and xenophobia in America, I surrounded myself with scraps of cloth. Follow Megan's art @waterstreetprojects ! 👏💜 #mcraigshields #womeninart #artlover
🎙️🔊 Chigozie Obioma has a new short story Birdlime in this innovative audio story collection curated by Ellah Allfrey (@epwa66 ) + released now by @audible_uk! Free to all Audible members or if you start a free trial membership. Listen to this sample of Birdlime read beautifully by @tomiwa.edun ! 👉See adbl.co/ShortStory for more info! 👏💜 #audible #audiobook #audiobookstagram #shortstories #chigozieobioma
Finding sustanence on the bus to Heathrow. For there are grave questions that western civilization has presented to the world but not completely answered... #rabindranathtagore
Loved visiting the recently reopened Kettle's Yard museum and experiencing what it would be like to live in a house full of precious works of modernist art, alongside favourite books, stones and plants. Everything is exactly as curator/collector Jim Ede (1895-1990) placed it. #booklover #artlover #gaudierbrzeska #henrymoore #brancusi #Cambridge
Excited for one more stop after London and before returning to Barcelona! #cambridge
Just as I'm leaving London after a week of cold+gray, there is a day like this! #springatlast #london #blondinpark #daffodils
Most delicious cocktail and most creative drinks menu. #socialeatinghouse #hunnypot
Finished this London Book Fair week with my author Namita Elizabeth Chakrabarty whose auto-fiction about race+gender+love I am excited to be sharing with UK editors. We enjoyed the most delicious cocktails at Social Eating House. #lbf18 #literarywomen #lovebeingaliteraryagent #howtowriteaboutlove
After days inside with book fair meetings finally walked outside and glimpsed some of the green and trees of London. #bloomsbury #london
After a busy week of hectic meetings, each one in a 30 min slot, it felt wonderful having a leisurely Friday lunch with my author Wendy Vaizey, conversing freely about not just the book biz, also about our favourite contemporary women writers, books + art. I loved talking to UK editors about Wendy's captivating debut manuscript, Independence, at the fair too! #literarywomen #literarylife #lovebeingaliteraryagent #lbf18
My last meeting of #lbf18 was with Chigozie Obioma's Japanese publisher, Akira Yamaguchi of Hayakawa. I always enjoy talking about great literary novels with him. Hayakawa is also the Japanese publisher of Ishiguro!
Day 3 of #LBF18! Slightly tired around the eyes but still big smiles with Pelle Anderson/Ordfront, Chigozie Obioma's Swedish publisher. #AnOrchestraofMinorities is coming out in Swedish in Fall '18, just before the US and UK publications in January '19! #Booklovers of the world unite! #bookstagram #booksofinstagram
First book fair dinner I've ever organized and it was the best! We are all international women who founded and run our own companies (in Seoul, Amsterdam, NYC, Mexico, Munich, London-Prague, Barcelona, Istanbul)! Gathered at Jikoni with chef/owner Ravinder Bhogal who is also an author published by Bloomsbury! #lbf2018 #independentwomen #femalepowerdinner
Enjoyed my #lbf2018 meeting with Thomas Tebbe of Piper Verlag (Germany), celebrating our brilliant first author + book together, Chigozie Obioma's new novel #AnOrchestraofMinorities. These are UK+US advance proofs, publication in January 2019! @littlebrown #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booklovers
London Book Fair selfie with @judyclain, sharing our love for Chigozie Obioma! This is the advance reading copy of #AnOrchestraofMinorities and @littlebrown is gearing up to publish in January 2019! Cover by @gray.318 💜🙌🏼 #lbf2018 #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booklovers
Today is the first day of the London Book Fair and my mom sent me this reminder of my first day of school. It is actually my 17th LBF so doesn't feel so new anymore. Wish I still had my Little House on the Prairie lunchbox! Food is always hard to get at the fair in between many meetings. #lbf2018 #firstgrade
Such a moment of joy: receiving today at Little, Brown UK one of the limited edition early proofs of Chigozie Obioma's glorious new novel, with his wonderful UK editor Ailah Ahmed. We are both so in love with this book! #AnOrchestraofMinorities will be published by @littlebrown US + UK in January 2019! 😍 #lbf2018 #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booklovers
My wonderful author Seraphina Madsen @seraphinarose8 (read her debut #DodgeandBurn) brought her new kitten Ragnor to the pub! Loved catching up with them both. #london #kittyinabag #catsofinstagram
Loved arriving in London for Lizz Wright last night at Union Chapel! (Oh yes, and also for London Book Fair #lbf2018). Her voice carries me calmly through all kinds of craziness. @lizzwrightmusic
Found the perfect escape in a forgotten corner of Aragon, for recharging in between book fairs (Bologna and London) and while the civilised world goes insane.
Bologna Children's Book Fair #bcbf2018
It was interesting learning about China's growing commitment to publishing for children, and to see many beautiful Chinese books at #bcbf2018.
Piazza Maggiore, Bologna. Wish I had more time to enjoy this beautiful city, but maybe next year.
Best boots at Bologna Book Fair #bcbf2018
Loved the giant book of illustrators at the Taiwan publishers' stand. #BCBF2018