Emily Perkins



Reviews for The Forrests can be found here.

An interview with ABC Radio Books and Arts.

I had a great time making this playlist for The Forrests, over at Largehearted Boy.

Looking forward to the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. Here’s a short interview I did with The Wheeler Centre.

Delighted to be included in PW’s Best New Books of the Week

A lovely mention by Peter Florence, Director of the Hay Festival, in the Telegraph Summer Reading Special

‘…literary fiction at its most luscious’ Damian Barr of Shoreditch House Literary Salon picks The Forrests as a summer read in  the Daily Mail

‘A tender and delicate epic of family ties and obsession … Perkins writes wonderfully sensuous prose as though she’s writing, and we’re reading with a layer of skin removed … We think we know where a character’s life is going and then we turn the page and suddenly it goes somewhere else. It’s just like holding up a glass and you’re seeing different kinds of light through it; it’s a filmic effect, it’s a poetic effect, it’s like listening to a song’ Ian McMillan, introducing Emily on BBC Radio 3 The Verb

‘The novel I’d most like to press into my friends’ suitcases this summer’ An interview with Helen Brown at the Telegraph.

A piece about my book launch on Beattie’s Book Blog, with photos!

Five Easy Questions (were they really?) in the NZ Book Council newsletter

‘by the end of [The Forrests] I was buzzing as though I’d taken a drug’ An interview with Chris Bell for his site www.wordsshiftminds.co.nz

‘[the] writing is incredibly spontaneous and refreshing’ An interview with Angela Meyer in Australia’s Bookseller & Publisher magazine

Linda Burgess review of The Good Word Junior for the Dominion Post

A nice mention in the NZ Herald piece on books to look forward to in 2012

A 2010 interview with Adrian Kinnaird for his NZ comics blog, From Earth’s End

Quick Ten questions on Helen Heath’s literary blog

An article from the Shanghai Daily News about Novel About My Wife

2008 interview with Katy Guest in The Independent

An interview with Paula Morris in the NZ Listener 2008

Interview with Kerry Clare in her literary blog Pickle Me This, Canada, 2008.

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