Jo McMillan | News | The Happiness Factory | Motherland

  May 2020
The Happiness Factory

Coming up in January 2022, my second novel The Happiness Factory.

It’ll be published by Bluemoose Books – an energetic independent press dedicated to getting vital stories out there that challenge and engage with the world.

  Bluemoose Books

  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 Literary Festival

I'll be at Tamworth Town Hall on Monday 6th July at 7:00 pm to talk about Motherland.
  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
Curtis Brown Book Group

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

© Jo McMillan 2020