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.


Trilby Kent was born in Toronto but grew up all over the map thanks to her peripatetic journalist parents. After completing degrees from Oxford and the LSE, she spent a year working at a London auction house – but soon gave it up to become a freelance journalist and writer.

Her first novel – for children 9-14 – will be published in 2009 (Tundra Books). A “grown-up” novel, set in Ceylon and Flanders in the 1930s, is represented by Greene & Heaton.

She got her first ‘scoop’ as deputy editor of Oxford University’s student newspaper, The Cherwell: an interview with Conrad Black. Since then, she has written essays, interviews, reviews and investigative reports for the Canadian national press, a range of literary magazines and news publications in Europe and the U.S. Her short stories have appeared in Mslexia, Litro and The African American Review.

Almost a year since receiving a 1910 Sigwalt letterpress, she has yet to decide where the gauge pins go.



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