Do you love hearing (and seeing) authors reading their work?
I am having a bit of a love affair with listening at the moment, having subscribed to Audible recently and discovered the wonderful world of audio books. I am currently listening to President Barack Obama’s mellifluous tones, as he reads his latest bestseller “A Promised Land” – an inspiring way to start on this journey, for me.
But I digress. So then: do you enjoy Caribbean fiction – in particular, young adults literature? There are some real gems in this genre, published by Papillote Press, which I have reviewed on this blog in the past year or two (see links to those reviews below).
Now the publishers have released a video series of authors reading excerpts from their novels. Please see details from them, below… and let’s get our young adults inspired to read some great fiction!
Papillote Press launches video series
Papillote Press, the independent publisher based in Dominica and the UK, has launched a series of video readings, En Papillote. The videos debuted on YouTube and other social media outlets in January 2021.
The series starts with short readings by the authors of Papillote’s Young Adult novels: Diana McCaulay (Gone to Drift), Lisa Allen-Agostini (Home Home), Viviana Prado-Núñez (The Art of White Roses) and Joanne Skerrett (Abraham’s Treasure).
Publisher Polly Pattullo, who introduces the readings with a personal note about each title, says, “Even though the pandemic has kept us apart it has also brought the Caribbean literary community together online. These readings in En Papillote are a way of bringing our authors and their important writing to readers everywhere.”
While the initial offerings from En Papillote are young adult literature, the series is due to continue with readings from other authors on the Papillote Press list. The next reading will be from Riff: the Shake Keane Story, a biography of the Vincentian jazz musician and poet, by Philip Nanton.
Look up the links to my reviews of three of the four titles mentioned above, here:
Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulay
Home Home by Lisa Allen-Agostini
The Art of White Roses by Viviana Prado-Núñez