Fluff-n-Stuff

Chick Lit is a genre we’re all familiar with which targets professional females in the 20-30 age range.  Feminists and critics alike have criticised Chick Lit for its love, image and career obsessed female leads as well as their often unrealistic plot lines.  The recent article in The Independent is a great example of some … Continue reading Fluff-n-Stuff

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Not Your Granny’s Role Model – Interview with novelist Lucy Robinson

For our final interview in the Not Your Granny's Role Model series we have possibly one of my favourite writers ever and mega-inspiring lady Lucy Robinson!  Wait.  Stop.  Okay... sorry, just had to do a little squeal and fan-girl dance. Hi, Lucy!  Thanks for taking the time to do a quick interview with The London … Continue reading Not Your Granny’s Role Model – Interview with novelist Lucy Robinson

Not Your Granny’s Role Model – Interview with Brigid Kaelin

Up this week for Not Your Granny's Role Model, we've got super awesome and (formerly) local Louisville musician Brigid Kaelin.  I'll confess, the first time I'd ever heard Brigid's music was about a year ago on a random Friday when I had 91.9 WFPK streaming in the office (I was on my own and it … Continue reading Not Your Granny’s Role Model – Interview with Brigid Kaelin

Women’s Prize For Fiction Longlist

The Women's Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize For Fiction) is probably my favourite literary award out there.  It's not stuffy and pretentious like the Man Booker Prize (oh my GOD how I hate that one) and it's a bit more serious than the Costa Book Award (can't take an award named after a … Continue reading Women’s Prize For Fiction Longlist

Happy International Women’s Month!

Happy International Women's Month to all you ladies out there and to the men who love you as well. I'm trying something rather special this month on The London Diaries and theming all of my posts around IWM.  It's an exciting month and there's a lot going on from the WOW13 (Women of the World) festival at the Southbank Centre next … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Month!