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Conversation with Roger Kupelian: links

This post brings to a close my conversation with artist and film director Roger Kupelian. I hope readers of this blog enjoy it as much as I did. Roger, thank you for participating! You may find each section in the … Continue reading

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Conversation with Roger Kupelian: Part Three

ROGER: How about you? If Aladdin gave you a lamp… MARY: I enjoyed your collaborations with Serj Tankian. I’d like to see more of that. If the genie visited me, I would probably make the same tired wish that all … Continue reading

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Conversation with Roger Kupelian: Part Two

ROGER:  Looking at your characters from both your Tree series and especially Cyprus, who’s your pocket favourite? And regarding the dejected People of Anatolia and the Caucasus, What’s the way forward for us? MARY: Let’s see… I feel strongly for all … Continue reading

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Conversation with Roger Kupelian: Part One

As anyone who follows this blog will know, Roger Kupelian is an up-and-coming film director, graphic novelist and Hollywood VFX wizard who also happens to have done some superb artwork for Tymon’s Flight. Roger and I met in New Zealand … Continue reading

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Connectivity

I think it was Kafka who said a writer without a novel is a monstrous thing. I am, therefore, indisputably monstrous. Novels – both the writing and the reading of them – require giving one’s undivided attention to the written … Continue reading

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Best wishes for 2014!

I think space-time slopes downwards – time is certainly running away from me. How did the new year arrive so quickly? Anyway, I want to wish a most wonderful and fulfilling 2014 to all my friends out there in the … Continue reading

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Mandela

And now Nelson Mandela is gone, too. I don’t mean to use this blog to catalogue the deaths of deeply loved and admired people, though this does seem to be a year for it. It’s just that a sense of … Continue reading

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Fantasy legacy – CS Lewis

In the wake of the anniversary of three famous deaths – President Kennedy’s, C.S. Lewis’ and Aldous Huxley’s – there have been a slew of articles in mainstream press about the three men. I find it amusing (and edifying) that … Continue reading

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Waiting

I know I’ve sent a version of the ms out through my agents when I suddenly find myself with ample time to do housework. How floors are industriously vacuumed! Paperwork is filed, bathrooms bleached and bed covers find their way … Continue reading

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Booksworn and Gemmells

Linktopia: First of all, two Booksworn authors, Helen Lowe and Mark Lawrence, have been shortlisted for the Gemmell Legend award. They’re doing a giveaway over at the Booksworn site – check it out, and don’t forget to vote on this … Continue reading

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