All the Good Things has been reviewed by Gerard Woodward in The Guardian. He describes it as a ‘sparky and unsettling debut.’ He writes: The novel’s strength lies in its language, and in the voice of Beth as she narrates her life. It draws us into a living realm of characters and emotions in just … More ‘A Sparky and Unsettling Debut’: All the Good Things reviewed in The Guardian
Sat 30 September, 3.30pm Debut fiction panel: how to write and publish your first novel, with Sarah Bradley and June Taylor at The Hepworth Wakefield (part of Wakefield Lit Fest) Sat 7 October, 3pm & 7pm Morley Arts Festival events Tues 10 October, 6pm All the Good Things at Love Arts festival: readings and discussions on … More Autumn events
To celebrate the release of All The Good Things this June, Penguin are running a giveaway with a difference. This time you can win, not a book, but a place on my Creative Writing ‘Workout’, which will take place in London from 7pm on Thursday 3rd August. This will be a fun session where you’ll learn … More Win 1 of 10 places on my creative writing workshop …
Howdy! I wrote about writing my debut novel whilst working full time at ForBooksSake. In five words: write, read, listen, yell, write. In a few more words… Read the full article here.
As part of my book birthday celebrations, I wrote about teaching creative writing in prisons for the Penguin website. It’s about words and women and creativity and freedom. It’s very close to my heart. Enjoy! x 1. It can happen to anyone When I tell people I’ve visited prisons, the first thing they say is … More 5 Things Teaching Creative Writing in Prisons Taught Me – at Penguin.co.uk (and Publication Day!)
Today was a good day. Not only was it ridiculously sunny, but finished copies of All the Good Things arrived. I carried them back from the post office with a big silly grin on my face which, even after I’d got home & hung out the washing, refused to go away. I guess that’s what … More One Week until All the Good Things is let loose on the UK & some events…
I talked to Yorkshire Post culture writer Yvette Huddleston about writing on the train, hearing characters’ voices and how I came to love my adopted city of Leeds. Read it here. She calls All the Good Things “A remarkable book – moving, profound, urgent – and Fisher is clearly a writer to watch.” It is a … More Interview in the Yorkshire Post
There are 52 bloggers taking part in the All the Good Things Blog Tour. 52. Starting May 6th and ending June 28th, it’s going to be epic! Thank you so much to all the bloggers who are taking part.
Three months today, my book will be released into the wild, there will be a launch to celebrate, and I’d love for you to join me. The launch will be at the lovely Waterstones Leeds, Thursday June 1st, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. The event is free but you’ll need to reserve your place, either through me, … More Book Launch at Waterstones Leeds: you’re invited!
One of the most common questions about my book is, so will you be designing the cover? The answer is no. And thank god for that! The cover has been designed by – lo and behold! – and designer. And a very fine cover it is, too (not that I’m biased). This plus the fact … More Behold the Cover