Literary advent calendars

Here are the links to a couple of interesting literary advent calendars which you may like to follow this month.

Booktrust have asked various writers to each recommend a short story collection. The Short Story Advent Calendar began yesterday, with Joanna Trollope on Stefan Zweig; today, Miroslav Penkov talks about Nathan Englander.

Kim from Reading Matters is hosting an advent calendar of book bloggers’ recommendations. Simon of Stuck in a Book kicked things off yesterday, recommending Diana Athill’s Stet. My recommendation is featured today; I doubt that anyone who’s followed this blog in the last few months will be surprised at what I chose…

(By the way, if you’ve come here from Kim’s blog and are visiting for the first time: welcome! Have a look around, and I hope you find something of interest.)


  1. Thanks for the link, David, and for taking part. I hope to read the Catton when it comes out in paperback next year.

  2. David Hebblethwaite

    8th December 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks, Kim! I think the paperback is out in April; I do hope you enjoy it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2024 David's Book World

Theme by Anders NorénUp ↑