What’s new?

I’m so pleased to be contributing literary editor for Harper’s Bazaar; I’ll be writing for them every month, and blogging for them here. I’m a contributing writer for The New Statesman, as well as writing for The Financial TimesThe EconomistThe New York Times… follow me @EricaWgnr where I’ll post links to my pieces! Meantime,  the show I’ve made, A Concert of Stories, with storyteller Abbi Patrix and percussionist Linda Edsjo is now part of the touring repertoire of Compagnie de Cercle — here are details about the show, and where to see it (mostly in France, and in French…). If you want to read about how it came about you can do that here. My novel, Seizure, is published in French now as La Coupure. If you’re heading that way… Seizure is terrific.” Philip Pullman

Upcoming events

Check out the book of essays I’m editing for Unbound about the great Alan Garner — with contributions from Neil Gaiman,  Margaret Atwood, Stephen Fry, Ali Smith, Rowan Williams and many others! We’re fully funded now, I’m delighted to say; publication date to come! The anthology has even made the news — read all about it here.

On Monday September 14th, I’ll be at the British Library talking to Benjamin Markovits about his new novel, You Don’t Have to Live Like This.

And keep your eyes peeled for all the wonderful events at the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, 17 – 20 September: I’ll be talking to Ben Okri, Liza Klaussmann and Rachel Holmes…. and Poldark!

On October 7 in London I’ll be talking to Stephen Kelman about his new book, Man on Fire, with the Bloomsbury Book Club.


Quote of the day

  • An eerie resonance “Universal suffrage can only mean in plain English the government of ignorance and vice — it means a European, and especially Celtic, proletariat on the Atlantic coast, an African proletariat on the shores of the Gulf [of Mexico], and a Chinese proletariat on the Pacific.” Boston’s Charles Francis Adams Jr., grandson of John Quincy Adams, in 1877. From Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics by Terry Golway