Vulpes Libris

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.

Interview with Trevor Byrne, author of Ghosts and Lightning

Welcome to Trevor Byrne, author of the superb new novel, Ghosts and Lightning (which I reviewed here). It’s been a while since I had a ‘book crush’ – the first … Continue reading

August 13, 2009 · 18 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris – a busy week before a site break

Ghosts, Asia, erotic fiction, love, death, Fidel, Dublin, Coetzee…we have it all on Vulpes Libris this week. Monday 10 – Jackie counts on Michael Schuman’s The Miracle, a timely look … Continue reading

August 9, 2009 · 6 Comments

Ghosts and Lightning, by Trevor Byrne

This review contains strong language. “What d’yeh do when yer ma’s gone, like?” Denny asks on page 6 of Ghosts and Lightning and in the rest of the book Denny … Continue reading

July 12, 2009 · 7 Comments

Coming up on Vulpes Libris? Richard Armitage.

To represent the utter fabulousness of this week’s Book Fox offerings, for today’s image we give you not just any old fox but a Firefox* (yes, it’s more commonly called … Continue reading

July 5, 2009 · 22 Comments

Interview with Canongate – Publisher of the Year. Lisa Glass talks to Jamie Byng.

NEWSFLASH. INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE BYNG Vulpes Libris is relaunching its popular Publisher Interview features. To start us off with a bang and some spectacular virtual fireworks, we’re thrilled to bring … Continue reading

June 9, 2009 · 26 Comments



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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)