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Anne Goodwin loves fiction for the freedom to contradict herself and has been scribbling stories ever since she could hold a pencil. During her career as an NHS clinical psychologist her focus was on helping other people tell their neglected stories to themselves. Now that her short fiction publication count has overtaken her age, her ambition is to write and publish enough novels to match her shoe size. Her debut novel, Sugar and Snails, was published in July 2015 by Inspired Quill and shortlisted for the 2016 Polari First Book Prize. Her second novel, Underneath, was published in May 2017. Her short story anthology, Becoming Someone, was published in November 2018.

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A few things I’ve learnt through my first foray into self-publishing with a short story e-book freebie

Picture Big round of applause, please people! The year’s still in its infancy and I’ve already achieved one of my aims for 2020. On the other hand, in terms of literary or commercial benefit, I’ve spent way too much time putting together my little e-book of short stories as a giveaway for subscribers to my newsletter. But, once I got going, I enjoyed most of the twists and turns of the journey, with... Read more of this blog post »
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In April 1815, a volcano erupted on an island in Indonesia. Twelve thousand people perished immediately and up to a further 100,000 died of disease or starvation in subsequent weeks. It wasn’t until the middle of the last century that research ...more
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Snow, Dog, Foot by Claudio Morandini
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A beautifully compassionate story of an old man estranged from society gradually becoming estranged from himself. Whether due to dementia, psychosis or social isolation, the author perfectly encapsulates how his attempts to safeguard his shreds of ...more
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A beautifully compassionate story of an old man estranged from society gradually becoming estranged from himself. Whether due to dementia, psychosis or social isolation, the author perfectly encapsulates how his attempts to safeguard his shreds of ...more
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Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
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A refreshingly light, but not lightweight, dystopian novel about cannibalism, with themes of animal welfare, our collective disregard for humans deemed different to us, alongside the dehumanising culture of some types of work.
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With such arresting themes, I wanted to like this novel more, but I’m afraid I limped through it, snagged on a morass of detail, unclear where the author was leading me and whether I wanted to go. I still don’t know whether I took from it what’s the ...more
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This epic 500 page historical adventure story sparkles with tension and humour as it tracks Jewish culture and anti-Semitism within the Russian Empire. With a large cast of characters, most with their own intriguing back story, and multiple twists ...more
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Growing up on an island off Galway that women rarely left, a girl’s life was inevitably restricted. Confined to a three-room house with an unloving mother, with only two years of uninspiring schooling, Oona’s options are more limited than most. But ...more
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“I write to tame and organise the thoughts that bubble in my head. I write for the part of me that’s inconsolable and don’t have the hands or the talent for painting, pottery or the piano. I write because it’s proven more effective than screaming to communicate my personal truths. I write because publication provides the perfect payback for a painful childhood and because I’m addicted to alliteration, a glutton for grammar and ruled by the rule of three. I continue writing to discover where my imagination will take me; because if I stopped, I’d no longer be me.”
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