I’m especially looking forward to two books.
Wendy Erskine is an extraordinary writer of short stories and I’m keen to sit down and begin reading her latest collection, Dance Move. She has a talent for creating characters that live with you long after you’ve finished reading and her writing is so unique and distinctive, genuinely unlike anyone else’s.
I’ve recently started reading Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic by the poet Sarah James, published by Verve. So far I’m deeply affected by these skilled and compelling poems that chronicle her life lived with type-1 diabetes. As a carer for someone with this gruelling, complex and intensely serious life-long disability, I welcome how this collection raises both awareness and understanding of a condition that, frustratingly, is often misunderstood.