Author Archives: Monica Germana

About Monica Germana

Monica Germanà was born in Sicily and moved to Scotland in 1997. After spending seven magical years in Glasgow, she decided that the Scottish winters were too dark for her Mediterranean soul and, after a spell in the Midlands is now lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Westminster, in London. She is currently writing ‘Ghost Trains’, a stage-play set in a ghostly underground system parallel to the Tube, and ‘Off-Peak’, a novella set in contemporary London.

The London Reading Club: 2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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The ‘Writer Reader’

Following from Pete’s comment to my first post on Mrs Dalloway, this week we started off our discussion of Woolf’s text with a key question: do writers read book differently? Are we, as writers, robbed of the pleasure of losing … Continue reading

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Why Mrs Dalloway?

It’s an obvious choice, isn’t it? If we are going to start a journey through the literary labyrinth that is London writing, why not start with Mrs Dalloway’s own perambulations through the city’s West End? In its dynamically vibrant celebration … Continue reading

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The London Reading Club

Welcome to the London Reading Club, the book group attached to the MA Writing the City at the University of Westminster. Every two weeks we will meet to discuss our favourite books, poems, stories about London. Follow us on-line to … Continue reading

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