“The book that I love more than any other in the last year, maybe in the last five or ten years, is The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.” Alexandra Heminsley, 38, author, Hove, UK.
“You’ve got a running book here about what you will see, about how much more you get out of life by getting up and going out.” Alexandra Heminsley, 38, author, Hove, UK.
“Answering the question why I love this book is, when it’s with reference to a book I’ve written, is extremely hard.” Ann-Marie MacDonald, 56, writer, Toronto.
“My favourite part of the writing process is research, and Touch & Go is no exception. In this case, the novel was inspired by a situation close to home.” Lisa Gardner, 43, author, Jackson, New Hampshire, USA.
“She does an excellent job of recreating a very historical moment of when a lot of minorities were joining the forces of the police.” Lisa Gardner, 43, author, Jackson, New Hampshire, USA.
“I chose the book, because I love Latin America and I wanted to read a big love story based there.” Santa Montefiore, 44, author, Londen.
“It’s a big love story based in the war of England and on an island of Massachusetts.” Santa Montefiore, 44, author, London.
“The title of the book might sound a little bit ridiculous, but actually bananas do have sounds.” Ece Temelkuran, 40, writer, Istanbul.
“C6 stands for the element carbon, which is one of the main components that enables life as we know it.” Jacqueline García, 57, visual artist & illustrator, Zurich.
“It took me seven years to write my book. It took me seven years to find out the answers to these questions. Who was the baby? What was this man’s relation to this baby?” Kirsty Gunn, Writer, Edinburgh/London.
“I came across a family that told me that after their father died, they discovered he wrote a little book in which he claimed that 30 years after the war, he killed the guy that gave his family away to the nazis.” Shoshi Breiner, 60, writer, Tel Aviv.
“My book is about self-compassion, which is basically treating yourself with the same kindness, concern, care and support as you would a good friend.” Kristin Neff, professor of psychology, 44 years old, Austin, Texas, USA.