Six things we get wrong about refugees

After initial public¬†sympathy for drowning asylum seekers, the backlash has begun and it’s been a week of¬†anti-refugee rhetoric in Europe. There are more than 50 million forcibly displaced people in the world. More than 27,000 refugees have died on their way to Europe since the year 2000. Why do we so quickly forget our first, … Continue reading “Six things we get wrong about refugees”

LITTLE BEE reading group guide

[This very good book club guide to LITTLE BEE was written by my publishers, Simon & Schuster. It is available on their website here, along with further related resources. I am reproducing it below by kind permission.] This reading group guide includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and an interview … Continue reading “LITTLE BEE reading group guide”


Here is a full author Q&A about LITTLE BEE / THE OTHER HAND – everything from the true stories surrounding the novel right through to discussion of its characters and themes. These are the questions that readers and interviewers have been asking me, and I’ve tried to answer them as best as I can. I … Continue reading “LITTLE BEE author Q&A”