The Elusive Madonna by Sheila Rogers

It’s the start of another week of getting to know our debut authors and today’s shortlisted author is Sheila Rogers.  What was the initial inspiration for your novel? Avignon. Stand on the bridge at dusk or wander over the backstreet cobbles between ancient, scarred     buildings that guard a wealth of centuries-old frescos and ornamentation; stare, then close your… Read More The Elusive Madonna by Sheila Rogers

The Chernobyl Privileges by Alex Lockwood

Today’s shortlisted author is Alex Lockwood, author of The Chernobyl Privileges What was the initial inspiration for your novel? This year was the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. I didn’t know much about it at all, and felt I should. What I researched about the incident has made me think much harder about environmental… Read More The Chernobyl Privileges by Alex Lockwood