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Winner of the Cricklewood Library Literary Lottery

Last May, I was involved in an event with Zadie Smith to help raise funds for Cricklewood Library: “Free To Read, Free To Write” . After tirelessly campaigning upon the original library being closed down by the council, Friends of Cricklewood Library secured a new premise. Our event with Zadie was, in part, to help raise some much-needed funds to kit it out. Zadie has said she owes her “whole life to books and libraries”, and she returned to NW2, where she grew up, from New York where she now lives, to support FOCL’s efforts. We were delighted to hear her read…

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Freeing Writing, Freeing Reading: Zadie Smith In Conversation With Orna Ross

Freeing Writing, Freeing Reading: Zadie Smith. World-renowned author, Zadie Smith,  who has said that she owes her “whole life to books and libraries”, is to return to NW2 in support of Friends of Cricklewood Library. And I’m thrilled to have been invited to interview and chair a discussion with her. I’m a huge fan of Zadie’s work, her essays as well as her fiction. And the event is in aid of Cricklewood Library, a cause very close to my heart and my home. Feel Free is Zadie’s newest book and our theme for the evening is Free to Read, Free To Write. Expect a, yes, freewheeling…

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Irish Fiction Online Launch

Happy St Patricks Day! Living abroad as I do, I love this day when the whole world goes a little bit Irish. So today’s the day I’ve chosen for the Facebook launch of my twinned ebooks, After The Rising and Before the Fall that centre on a key moment in Irish history. An event that has been written about all too little: The Irish civil war. Called ‘The War of the Brothers’, this short and bitter dispute drove a divide through Irish society that split male and but female friendships, families and even marriages.  Divisions that lasted for decades after the war…

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