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    August 2016
Isobel's War

Earlier this year, I wrote a piece about my mother's experience of war, displacement and kindness for the Ullstein blog resonanzboden.

Here it is for the first time in the original English.
    Isobel and Margeret
    16 June 2016
Motherland in paperback

Out today - Motherland in paperback with this gorgeous new cover:
    Motherland paperback
    18 March 2016
Leipziger Buchmesse | Ullstein video blog

See my interview on the Ullstein video blog, starting around 7:52.
    Ullstein video blog
    4 March 2016
Paradise Ost

My first copy of Paradise Ost has arrived!
    Jo with Paradise Ost
  11 February 2016
Dulwich Books at The Bedford | Growing Up Communist with David Aaronovitch and Jo McMillan

David Aaronovitch and I talked to John Crace about what it was like being brought up in the Party, and how we've told our stories in Party Animals and Motherland.
    Dulwich Books
Dulwich Books
    04 January 2016
Guardian | Deutschland 83

A mention of Motherland in The Guardian's review of Channel 4's Deutschland 83.
    Deutschland 83 Guardian review    
    November 2015
Paradise Ost | Ullstein spring catalogue 2016

Jetzt geht's los!

Ullstein will be publishing Paradise Ost, the German language version of Motherland, on March 14 2016.

    Paradise Ost
    8 August 2015
BBC Radio 4 | Weekend Woman's Hour

You can hear to me talking to Emma Barnett about Motherland on Weekend Woman's Hour, broadcast on Saturday 8 August.
    Woman's Hour    
    7 August 2015
Wilderness Festival

'Writing Young Narrators' with Tasha Kavanagh and Sophie Lambert in the Secret Forum Fiction Tent on Friday 7 August. Part of the Conville & Walsh series of events at the wonderful Wilderness Festival.
    Sophie Jo and Tasha

Sophie, Jo and Tasha
    Wilderness Festival
    6 August 2015
BBC Radio Scotland

Listen to my chat with Stephen Jardine on the Kaye Adams Programme on BBC Radio Scotland. I even sing!
    BBC Radio Scotland

    5 August 2015
Waterstones Covent Garden

I talked about Motherland with writer and journalist Anita Sethi on Wednesday 5 August at Waterstones Covent Garden in London. 
    1 August 2015
The Guardian

Read my piece 'Lenin, mum and me - my communist childhood' in The Guardian.
    7 July 2015
TamLitFest - An Evening With Jo McMillan

Many thanks to TamLitFest for organising a wonderful day in Tamworth. Read their write-up of the evening event here.
    Jo McMillan signing
© Rob Morgan
    And here's a lovely letter to the Tamworth Herald.  Motherland might now be mentioned in official town tours!
    Letter to Tamworth Herald
    2 July 2015
Publication day

Motherland is published by John Murray today!
    Motherland hardback    
    June 2015
A lovely piece in the Tamworth Herald
    Tamworth Herald
    June 2015
Tamworth Library

I'll be at Tamworth Library on Monday 6th July from 3:00 pm to talk about Motherland. More details below.
    Tamworth Library    
    June 2015
Hardback copies

The real thing has arrived!
    Motherland hardback    
    June 2015
Tamworth Literary Festival

I'll be at Tamworth Town Hall on Monday 6th July at 7:00 pm to talk about Motherland. More details here!
    Tamworth flyer
    June 2015
Curtis Brown Book Group Q&A

I'll be answering questions live with the Curtis Brown Book Group today. East German-style stodge provided.
    May 2015
Tamworth Literary Festival

I'm coming back to Tamworth! I'll be around town for events organised by the Tamworth Literary Festival on Monday July 6th 2015.

More details soon! @TamworthLitFest
    Tamworth Literary Festival    
    May 2015
Curtis Brown Book Group

Motherland is one of Curtis Brown Book Group's Books Of The Month for May.

Blog coming soon!
    Curtis Brown Book Club    
    April 2015
Wilderness Festival

Just confirmed - I'll be appearing at the amazing Wilderness Festival on Friday 7th August 2015, where I'll be discussing 'Writing Young Narrators' along with Tasha Kavanagh in the Secret Forum Fiction Tent as part of the Conville & Walsh series of events and readings.
  Wilderness Festival  
    April 2015
Editor's Choice

'Editor's Choice' in The Bookseller 03.04.2015
    The Bookseller     
  March 2015
Motherland badges

...and now badges. Collect the set!
  February 2015
Motherland proof copies

Proof copies have arrived...

  Motherland proof copy

© Jo McMillan 2018