This week Book Night meets up with writer and poet André Mangeot. André has published two poetry collections to date: Natural Causes (Shoestring, 2003) and Mixer (Egg Box, 2005) along with two books of short stories, A Little Javanese (Salt, 2008) and True North (Salt, 2010). True North was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor and Edge Hill Prizes in 2011. André’s tense and compelling fiction has been compared to Graham Greene and John Le Carre. He talks to us about writing about place, travelling the world and working as a professional golf caddy.
Menna Van Praag is the author of Men Money and Chocolate, Happier Than She’s Ever Been, and The House at the End of Hope Street. She tells us her inspiring story of how she went from self-publishing and bribing bookstores with cake, to gaining a two-book deal with Penguin.
Cambridge Writers are a long established writing group and have recently published an e-book of the winners of their short story competition. Karen Trevelyan tells us all about the winners and more about the group.