Why 2018 Trumped all (on the literary front)

A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry Beautiful depiction of the sheer horrors and tribulations of every day life in 1970s-80s India. The novel reminded me that these historical horrors are often not too far from now on a timeline, and India I’m sure is still an exhausting and tumultuous country to grow up in for…

A Pair of Weeks in Publishing

The smell of a new book, fresh off the press, no creases down the spine, no pages lost to the Spanish sun after a series of ‘melting glue’ catastrophes. That was what first made me romanticise the idea of marketing for a publishing house as renowned as Penguin Random House. Although it sounds a little…

Appreciating your depreciation

I have still not had the time to come to terms with the fact that I will most likely never go back into education. When I went to secondary school I remember telling my younger siblings to ‘make the most of primary school it’s so much more fun!’ This has now become an all-too-familiar trend…

The Pursuit of Wisdom

Whilst graduating from The University of Sheffield in July of this year I felt ready for the next step, sure that I was well-equipped for whatever it was life was just about to throw at me. It turns out that 3 years of essay writing in 24 hour stints, while finding time to call your…