Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 10:49 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
BBC Radio 4 reports that The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins has won in the category of Best First Novel in this year's Costa Book Awards.
Best First Novel: The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
The first novel award goes to a complex reimagining of gothic literature by an author who has a previous 17-year career as a lawyer. Sara Collins’ debut, The Confessions of Frannie Langton, tells the story of a Jamaican slave awaiting trial at the Old Bailey, accused of murder in Georgian London.
Drawing inspiration from great gothic novels like Wuthering Heights, Rebecca and Jane Eyre, and from her own Jamaican heritage, Sara Collins has won extensive praise, not least from the Costa judges, who said: “This book is the full package – we all loved it.”
Ámbito (Argentina) interviews writer Mariana Enríquez, who once again mentions Heathcliff as a model for one of her characters.
P.: ¿Cuándo se dio cuenta de que la novela contaba la vida de Gaspar Peterson?M.E.: Fue largo el proceso. Al comienzo la novela era más sobre su padre, un personaje monstruoso, un Heathcliff, un Satanás idealizado de Blake, que era atractivo escribir. Era más fantástica y más monótona. Cuando vi la posibilidad de que Gaspar creciera, que tuviera una vida después del padre y pudiera completar su tarea, todo cambió. (Máximo Soto) (Translation)
Roster Con (France) has selected five Brontë-related places well worth a visit.


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