All books mentioned in this episode are available to be purchased from the Novel Experience Bookshop.Org Shop My guest today is AK Blakemore, poet and author of the Costa Shortlisted, Demond Elliot prize winning, The Manningtree Witches. I’ve long hoped to record with Amy for this podcast and when we finally managed to find a time to record I knew I’d been right to want her as a guest. She has interesting perspectives on writing and the publishing industry and she isn’t scared to share her opinions- though, I have to say like her writing- it’s always done with style, sensitivity and humour. Amy is also really well read and her reading list is probably the most challenging, if not, controversial that we’ve had on Novel Experience yet- so do listen out for it at the end of the episode (or check out the Novel Experience Bookshop.org shop HERE)Guest: AK Blakemore Twitter: @akblakemore IG: @barbiedreamhearse Book: The Manningtree Witches Amy’s recommendations:Books for fans of The Manningtree Witches Margery Kempe by Robert Glück, McGlue by Ottessa MoshfeghBooks Amy has always loved: The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K Le Guin, Lolita by Vladimir NabokovBooks coming soon or recently released that Amy recommends: Keeping House by Tice Cin, Common Decency by Susannah Dickey, Child Of God by Cormac McCarthyOther books that we chatted about in this episode: Burntcoat by Sarah Hall, My Phantoms by Gwendoline Riley, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Perfume by Patrick SuskindHost: Kate Sawyer Twitter: @katesawyer IG: @mskatesawyer Books: The Stranding by Kate Sawyer , This Family (coming May 2023. Available to pre-order now!) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.