If you missed the FacebookLive launch for Pondweed with New Writing South on Wednesday July 8th, then why not give it watch by clicking on the link here? Lisa reads from the novel and is in conversation with fellow novelist Sharon Duggal:
Tuesday July 14th at 4.30pm Lisa Blower will be chatting about lockdown novels, regional voices, writing dialect and much more with her Wolverhampton University RM Francis. Both creative writing lecturers have novels out this summer, and will be sharing their insights and trading writing tips. Here’s the link for more information and where to tune in to the event.
“Wonderfully quirky and yet earthy and tangible, this is an engaging and entertaining read.” Pondweed is Book of the Month on Love ReadingUK and in the top 5 suggested reads by The Independent.
Lisa’s second novel ‘Pondweed’ is out now with Myriad Editions, and already garnering rave reviews:
“A novel that dares to find the lyrical, the luminous and the hilarious in the kind of people and places that literature often overlooks,” says Stuart Maconie.
“Pondweed is about finding we, each other and a new lease of life; the overwhelming sense of longing that reaches across pages, makes it a dizzyingly emotional read that is hard to put down.” Lucy Kent for Lunate.
“Her characters are wry and complex, despite the apparent mundanity of their surroundings.” Big Issue North
“Filled with human emotion, ram jam full of heart and humour. Lisa Blower is the kind of writer who can take you by the heart and lead your through the complex and often heartbreaking lives of ordinary folk.” BookishChat
“Lisa Blower is an excellent storyteller. It’s a phenomenal talent, to be able to to make people care about the history of people that they don’t necessarily even like that much, and Lisa manages it brilliantly.” NinjaBookBox