NEWS

Next novel almost finished

Next novel almost finished

I’m delighted to have managed to dovetail the end of a novel with the end of the year. Very satisfying! To be strictly truthful my novel needs one more read-through before being despatched to my agent. And the timing is happenstance rather than skilful planning.

My next and fairly crucial … Read more...

Leaving St Andrews

Leaving St Andrews

Teaching is over for the year, and in fact, for me at St Andrews, forever as I decided this spring that it’s time to part company from that august institution. I feel wistful at leaving behind those beautiful old buildings and my wonderfully talented colleagues, but also excited at the … Read more...

Interview with Lesley on Tumblr

Interview with Lesley on Tumblr

1. You have had 13 books published by major houses, which, for most of us reading, is the ultimate dream.   How do you view writing?  As a job or a compulsion.

Both. It is certainly a compulsion as it would be a bonkers career to embark on without that inner Read more...

Events

Events

Everything currently cancelled! Watch this space.

Here’s a link to a live Facebook book group on Blasted Things that I did for the University of St Andrews Alumni Association: https://youtu.be/5X9QmcG77E4

And here’s a link to a piece of mine included on a great site called Shepherd, which asks writers to … Read more...

Twenty questions for Lesley Glaister

Twenty questions for Lesley Glaister

1. Do you come from a literary background?

Absolutely not.  Both my parents were keen readers and there were books in the house, bedtime stories and visits to the library, but I didn’t know any real in-the-flesh writers, and I saw them as special people. Although I wanted to write Read more...

Lesley gives her thoughts on winning the Jerwood Foundation’s Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014

Lesley gives her thoughts on winning the Jerwood Foundation’s Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014

Naturally, it was a fabulous surprise to get the news that I’d won a Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize.  And what a brilliant prize it is.  The money (£5,000) is, of course, a lovely bonus, but what is most useful and impressive is the amount of promotion and publicity that the … Read more...