Italian edition just published – Pubblicato in italiano

Just published in Italy as Sotto stelle silenziose (Under Silent Stars), the Italian edition is out now. Il romanzo Sotto stelle silenziose è pubblicato in italiano – la storia del viaggio di Afsana alla libertà; una ragazzina in fuga, la Transiberiana, un capotreno saggio e Anna Karenina. Leggi di più: http://www.bollatiboringhieri.it/libri/laura-mcveigh-sotto-stelle-silenziose-9788833928494/ Continue reading Italian edition just published – Pubblicato in italiano

Reviews: Under the Almond Tree

“Under the Almond Tree is something of a publishing coup: a beautiful fiction book that can straddle the Young Adult (YA) and adult markets… As a meditation on war, loss, hope and the plight of the refugee, Under the Almond Tree is as indispensable as it is timeless… a truly essential read.” – Irish Independent “vivid… memorable… comes brilliantly to life… the sorrowful story is … Continue reading Reviews: Under the Almond Tree

The Making of a Novel – Under the Almond Tree

When I came into this world and my parents were trying to decide on a name for their first-born, I almost ended up being called Lara, rather than Laura, thanks to Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago being popular in our house at the time. As a child I remember watching the film many times and being entranced by the train and the landscapes as it tracked … Continue reading The Making of a Novel – Under the Almond Tree

Aye Write! Festival – Refugee Tales – March 19th 13:15 – 14:15 Mitchell Library

I will be taking part in the Aye Write! Festival in Glasgow on March 19th.  More about the event with Jason Donald, Refugee Tales, here in the programme and you can reserve tickets online.  You can find out more about the festival – 200 authors, 3 venues, March 2017, here. Continue reading Aye Write! Festival – Refugee Tales – March 19th 13:15 – 14:15 Mitchell Library