• Wulf

    This is just my own translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem usually known as Wulf and Eadwacer.  It is famously ambiguous, with much debate about the identity of Eadwacer.  In this version, I treat Eadwacer as a term of endearment for […]

  • Wuthering Heights

    Wuthering Heights

         A week ago, I idly picked this 30 year old paperback off one of our bookshelves.  I decided to re-read the opening, which I couldn’t remember.  And as soon as I started, I couldn’t stop.  My on-the-go book […]

  • Why the Somali Community?

    I wrote about Somalis because I met some inspirational Somalis.     A few days ago I got a facebook message in response to a blog I’d written for the Guardian, about my book What Was Never Said. http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/may/27/why-we-cant-stay-silent-about-fgm? The […]

  • ForBooks’Sake – What Was Never Said

    ForBooks’Sake – What Was Never Said

    http://forbookssake.net/2015/05/28/emma-craigie-on-the-inspiration-behind-what-was-never-said/ EMMA CRAIGIE ON THE INSPIRATION BEHIND ‘WHAT WAS NEVER SAID’ 28TH MAY 2015 Emma Craigie’s latest book ‘What Was Never Said’ is one of the first YA novels to deal with FGM. But what prompted the British-based writer and […]

  • Why We Can’t Stay Silent – Guardian

    Why We Can’t Stay Silent – Guardian

    http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/may/27/why-we-cant-stay-silent-about-fgm Why we can’t stay silent about FGM Researching her latest book, YA author Emma Craigie went to the first National Conference on Female Genital Mutilation in 2012 and found inspiration. The result – What Was Never Said – is […]

  • What Was Never Said – Foyles blog

    What Was Never Said – Foyles blog

    http://www.foyles.co.uk/Public/Biblio/Detail.aspx?blogId=1325 GUEST BLOG: Raising awareness about FGM You are browsing: Home Blog GUEST BLOG: Raising awareness about FGM 19th May 2015 – 12 Midnight Emma Craigie   In What was Never Said by YA author Emma Craigie, we meet Zahra, who […]

  • Seminar Paper by Christian Grimm on Chocolate Cake with Hitler

    Earlier this year I was delighted to visit Erlangen-Nurnberg University to talk to students about Chocolate Cake with Hitler.  One of the students, Christian Grimm, very kindly sent me a copy of his seminar paper which is published below in […]

  • Chocolate Cake With Hitler

    Chocolate Cake With Hitler

  • Does Michael Gove listen to Sarah Vine? I hope not.

    Michael Gove’s wife, Sarah Vine, former Times colleague of the Education Secretary, now Daily Mail columnist, is well known for embarrassing him.  She has written about his obsession with Mick Jagger’s penis, his terrible driving, the nightmare of being on […]

  • Wells Lit Fest

    One thing we were really excited about when we were booking speakers for this Wells Lit Fest is three of the speakers that we booked were then nominated for the Costa Prize: Louisa Young for her novel My Dear I […]