Foyles - blogs - blogsen-gb24/05/2015 04:31:0315GUEST BLOG: A Pickwick paper trail Brougton, Senior Designer at Vintage Books, reveals how he came up with the jacket design for Death and Mr pickwick, Stephen Jarvis' novel about the origins of The Pickwick Papers....21/05/2015 00:00:001324GUEST BLOG: Raising awareness about FGM Craigie's new YA novel deals with the traumatic topic of FGM. She explains how meeting campaigners prompted her to write about about the subject for a younger age group....19/05/2015 00:00:001325Meet the translator, no.2 the second of our occasional series of interviewers, presented in translation with English PEN, Margaret Jull Costa OBE talks about her translation of the Spanish bestseller Out in the Open by Jesús Carrasco. ...14/05/2015 00:00:001326GUEST BLOG: Oil, water, money and death in Yemen Hardisty, author of The Abrupt Physics of Dying, explains how his own experiences in Yemen formed the basis of this eco-thriller set in a country that has become a battleground between Western interests and Islamic militants....12/05/2015 00:00:001318GUEST BLOG - Where were you in '82? F Ross, author of new novel The Last Days of Disco, looks at the final years of pre-eminence of the 7-inch single....06/05/2015 00:00:001322GUEST BLOG: When dictionaries get it wrong Anthony Jones, author of Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities, explains why dictionaries aren't always the last word. ...30/04/2015 00:00:001314Judging a debut novel award Ruppin, a judge for debut novel award the Desmond Elliott Prize, looks at why literary awards for first-time writers are so important and explains why the criteria are a little different from other prizes....27/04/2015 00:00:001320GUEST BLOG: A rolling Stoner Macmillan, Senior Editor at Vintage Classics, looks at how John Williams' Stoner, published 50 years ago, was rescued from obscurity and eventually became acknowledged as a 20th-century classic. ...25/04/2015 00:00:001321GUEST BLOG: The great book giveaway Fremantle, whose novel Queen's Gambit is on of the 20 being given away all over Britain today by volunteers for World Book Night, reveals how she first got involved as a volunteer....23/04/2015 00:00:001319GUEST BLOG: The secret history of the conspiracy theory Clare - whose novel The Honours sees a teenge girl convinced her parents are under the malign influence of a secret society - looks at how conspiracy theories spread long before mass media and the world wide web....21/04/2015 00:00:001313