Maggie O'Farrell

The book that nearly wasn’t: Maggie O’Farrell on THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

April 4, 2016

Costa-Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times bestselling author Maggie O’Farrell writes about how her new novel came to be, save for an almost-disastrous sticky-note mishap… We are thrilled to be publishing THIS MUST BE THE PLACE on 17th May in hardback …


Roopa Farooki on Making Time to Write

March 16, 2015

Mornings always sound hectic in our household, as any interviewer who has the misfortune to call me before the school run soon finds out. Our lofty discussion of books becomes inevitably peppered with ‘Not those trainers, THOSE trainers,’ ‘Stop upsetti …


Pony Boy was a Writer

March 4, 2015

My daughter Eve, who recently turned 10, brought her first early reader home from school when she was four. We go in the car. We go on the train. We go on the bus. Big black print on white page, illustration of car or train or bus on opposite pages to …


A Patrick Gale Journey

January 9, 2015

I first read Patrick Gale many years ago, when I was a fledging editor in another publishing house. Then, over the years, I fell in love with his writing, his very warm heart, sense of place, and his unerring way of digging deep into the soul of a char …


Judy Chicurel: In My Own Words

December 15, 2014

Years ago, I attended a housewarming party given by one of my colleagues at the alternative high school where I taught English. The house was in a more affluent, secluded part of town, close to the ocean and further from the threat of retail expansion. …

Strange Girls and Ordinary Women

Morgan McCarthy: My Favourite Character to Write

November 6, 2014

The kinds of characters I enjoy writing always shift from novel to novel. In THE OTHER HALF OF ME, Eve’s cool villainy often appealed to me more than Theo’s endearing innocence. But by the time I was writing THE OUTLINE OF LOVE I was drawn to Ivy, a ‘g …

The Good Children


October 23, 2014

Sometimes the idea for a book just hijacks you, takes you captive, and you know you’re not going to be free again until you’ve written yourself out. That’s what happened with THE GOOD CHILDREN, when I was working on a quite different book, about an iso …


Extract from The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh

June 18, 2014

As recommended on BBC Radio 2 Book Club, a tense, sensuous and piercingly insightful story of sexual obsession. Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca’s dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn’s stepdaughter …


Tinder Press Authors’ Recommended Christmas Reads

December 16, 2013

Morgan McCarthy, Helen Walsh, Natalie Young and Anton DiSclafani on their favourite books and book-related moments of the year, and which festive tomes they’ll be wrapping for relatives. Morgan McCarthy is the author of THE OUTLINE OF LOVE, out now fro …


Tinder Press goes to the Edinburgh Festival

September 3, 2013

Team Tinder Press donned their kilts and gamely hopped onto the East Coast rail in search of historic architecture, chillier climates, crowds of musicians, actors, acrobats, circus performers and all the many varied folk who make up the phenomenal even …