A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
This week on Vulpes Libris we’re thinking about the writer’s place of work, where the words get honed and the adjectives get hammered. Three authors and a BookFox talk about where they write their books, what gets in the way, how drinking leads to pencil-boxes, how eavesdropping in cake shops garners good dialogue, and the serendipity of house-hunting.
Monday 19 September: Nicola Griffith, author of science fiction, lesbian noir and the historical novel Hild, talks about constructing new worlds on her desks in Seattle.
Wednesday 21 September: Ann Frasier describes how she found her voice again by writing in a Wisconsin church.
Thursday 22 September: Moira talks about writing in Rivendell (does Elrond know?)
Friday 23 September: Lisa Glass (yes, she’s a BookFox too) talks about writing her YA surfing trilogy in Cornish cake shops.
The photo is of some of Kate’s working bookshelves in Brussels.
Snuggling down with books in the chilly mornings is advised, and then the warm afternoons can draw you out onto the park benches. Let us offer you some absorbing reading suggestions to get you down to the library.
Monday 18th: the personal is political is … procedural? Guest Fox Margaret Kirk discusses crime writing and current events.
Wednesday 20th: Colin is off to the wars and is charmed by Anthony Rhodes’ Sword of Bone and impressed by a 1920s forgotten bestseller, W F Morris’ Bretherton.
Friday 22nd: Kate is embarrassed to have taken so long to discover Penelope Lively’s adult fiction.