It was the debut novel that caught the attention of Bill Gates, who described The Rosie Project as ‘funny and profound’. As it spiralled into literary stardom, The Rosie Project found a place in our hearts.
As a rather obvious but nevertheless apt choice for a sequel, titled The Rosie Effect, Graeme Simsion revisits the lives of newlyweds Don and Rosie, who are now living in New York and working in the medical department of Columbia University.
You can read a review of the book by following this link: http://writersedit.com/rosie-effect-graeme-simsion-review/
Do first-time writers have a sell-by date? You could be forgiven for thinking so. Buzzfeed posted a list of ’20 under 40 Debut Writers You Need To Be Reading’. And this is a great achievement for these authors.
But making a debut is a huge achievement at any stage in life, and it would be churlish not to celebrate all of them.
Follow the link for some thoughts on this topic, and a link to the original Buzzfeed article: https://www.theguardian.com/books/best-new-writers-always-under-40
Every month, the Writer’s Bone crew reviews or previews books they’ve read or want to read. This series may or may not also serve as a confessional for guilty pleasures and hipster novels only the brave would attempt. Here are their recommendations for March 2017:
Sometimes 600 pages just isn’t enough. If you’re looking for a literary challenge for the New Year, or would just like a good excuse to spend the winter months curled up with a good book, here’s some very long novels (plus a few trilogies) that we can guarantee are worth the investment.
In honour of International Women’s Day 2017, we’ve put together a collection of female writers who never fail to inspire us, along with a recommended reading list.
See more at: http://www.picador.com/blog/march-2017/inspirational-women-writers-an-iwd-reading-list