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.
No linking theme this week, except that I'm really looking forward to all that's on offer. An alliterative mysterious Malcolm on Monday? Can't wait! On Wednesday, if you like to spend time in the ancient world, will you like John James? I do, and I really want to know. And, as someone who had mixed feelings about ITV's Victoria, I'm dying to find out on Friday if they were the same feelings, and were just as mixed, as Jackie's.
Monday: Simon reads C.S. Lewis' letters to the mysterious Malcolm.
Wednesday: Colin travels beyond the limits of the Roman Empire in the historical novels of John James.
Friday: Jackie has mixed feelings about the PBS/ITV series Victoria.