The latest edition of the magazine I am delighted to be a contributor for has its latest issue available now. And it has had a name change! It’s still nb but that now stands for nudge-book to tie it in with its associated website (www.nudge-book.com) where I am the “Community Voice” for the Book Hugger section.
You may think, oh here he goes, pushing a magazine he is writing for and okay, I hold my hands up, but I was reading nb long before I was a contributor and it is the only UK magazine out there for readers and reading groups so it is well worth supporting. In this issue we say goodbyes to our editor and publisher, Guy Pringle, who has done a fantastic job in ensuring such a magazine can survive in this digital age and after 17 years at the helm has decided to start his well-earned retirement. We are all sure that it will continue to go from strength to strength under Mel Mitchell who has also worked tirelessly on the publication for a number of years.
If you head over to the nudge bookshop you can purchase a copy (or take out a subscription). This edition has features a Crime Fiction Supplement and much else besides. There’s an interview with Graeme Macrae Burnet whose Man Booker shortlisted “His Bloody Project” I so loved. There’s an interview with Clare Mackintosh who became the fastest selling new crime writer in 2015 with “I Let You Go”. Her latest, “I See You” is available as a Recommended Read and is available free for nb readers from the nudge website (you just pay p&p).
There’s a couple of exclusives from me as well. You can find my interview with Charlie Lovett whose “Lost Book Of The Grail” and “The Bookman’s Tale” both delighted me this year and there is a feature on TV adaptations. You can also find out the NB books of the year as voted for by readers. Just one spoiler here as I am so delighted that my five star rated “Owl Song At Dawn” by Emma Claire Sweeney was voted the Book Hugger Book of The Year.
There does seem to be more content in each edition of nb, so if you haven’t seen it for a while give it a go. The directory at the back of the magazine features reviews of a whole range of books which might have escaped your notice. If your “To Be Read” list is looking a little lacklustre and out of date then let nudge books give you a nudge…………….