Mary McDonagh Murphy is an independent documentary director and writer whose work has appeared on PBS. She was a producer at CBS News for 20 years where she won 6 Emmy® Awards.
In her documentary-film ‘HEY BOO’ she explores the enduring power of HARPER LEE’s immortal ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.
(In Memory of HARPER LEE * May you fly and rest in peace)
MICHAEL HIRST was headed for an academic life, having achieved his First Class Joint-Honours Degree in English and American Literature by the University of Nottingham, and completed his studies on Henry James at Trinity College, Oxford…
But Nicholas Roeg read some of his short stories and saw what today millions are able to see, too: A writer who blends history, legend and fiction with alchemic intuition, as he mixes the chemistry of our species’ will to survive with our common existential questions, thus threading the complexities of the individual into those of societies, and, ultimately, into what we know humanity is capable of.
Donna Todd’s visual and written work has traveled the world due to its human depth, unconventional beauty and powerful narrative. A multiple award winner, with over 80 major awards to her credit, this photographic chronicler’s main aim is to offer a true portrait of the souls of those who are suffering extreme poverty, and thus act as a catalyst to remind us that we can, must, and need to do something about it.
Her outstanding skill lies in her ability to capture the real as surreal and the surreal as real, all within the same picture. Her magic, however, is reflected in her capacity to portray the beauty and pride of the being, hidden under a pile of crude reality, so we can all see how alike we all are.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH ROBIN HOBB (Best-selling epic-fantasy author: The Soldier Son Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, Farseer Trilogy…)
Robin Hobb is the second pen name of novelist Margaret Astrid Lindholm Ogden, born in California. Under her first pen name, Megan Lindholm, this popular author has produced plenty of best-selling works of contemporary fantasy, as well as science fiction. Her work is, in the words of the also widely famous author George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones): “fantasy as it ought to be written”.
Inside Awake, the debut novel by author ROME SIMS, will surprise you with its cinematographic feel, with its wealth of alt-science and psychological ideas, its suspense, its action and the depth to its main characters. A buffet of plots where politics, science-fiction, technology, philosophy, love and adventure all mix beautifully to deliver a menu a la carte, a haute cuisine of thrills, that is definitely food for thought. A five star rating at Goodreads, currently Amazon is running out of stock, so grab the chance to get your copy. Seriously, there’s one copy left as of now. Rome Sims is working on his awaited second novel and lives in San Diego, California, from where he’s kindly offered us this very powerful exclusive interview.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JOHN AJVIDE LINDQVIST (Best-selling author: Let The Right One In, Harbour, Little Star, Let the Old Dreams Die…)
Regarded as ‘the Swedish Stephen King’, Lindqvist’s first novel, Let the Right One In, considered the best modern vampire novel, also generated two hugely successful films, the Swedish of the same title, for which he also wrote the screenplay, and its U.S. adaptation: Let Me In.
After the vampiric Let the Right One In, it was the turn for the zombie subject, but Handling the Undead was unlike any other novel on this familiar monster. The author, once again, surprised us with his original and intelligent perspective in a story in which spirituality, metaphysics and social discussion are intertwined with his art for inducing heart-pounding dread.
His latest novels Harbour, Little Star and the short-stories collection, where we get to find out what happened to the protagonists of Let The Right One in, and titled Let The Old Dreams Die, are yet more examples of his supreme mastery at the horror/suspense genre.