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New Rooster review

New Rooster review

An extensive review of The Rooster has just been published in Tragovi, an academic journal devoted to Serbian and Croatian issues. Written in Croatian by Dr Sven Milekic, the article is eight pages long and provides a detailed summary and critique of the book. The open-access article is available here: Sibel Roller: The Rooster: Discovering… Continue reading…

The Rooster is on display next to classics

The Rooster is on display next to classics

The Rooster has been spotted on display next to the classics section at The Pitshanger Bookshop in Ealing, West London. Give it a visit sometime! Address: 141 Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1RH or go to: www.pitshangerbooks.co.uk. Continue reading…

Published today: April 16, 2024!

Published today: April 16, 2024!

The Rooster is out today! Available to order directly from rowman.com and rowmaninternational.com, as well as from all major book sellers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Blackwell’s, Waterstones, Bookshop.org, Hugendubel, FNAC, and, of course, your favourite indie bookshop. Continue reading…

The Rooster makes bookshop debut

The Rooster makes bookshop debut

Shortly ahead of publication, The Rooster is on display in the Oxfam Bookshop in Ealing, West London. Continue reading…

The Rooster presented at London Book Festival

The Rooster presented at London Book Festival

I was delighted to present my memoir The Rooster at the Ealing Book Festival in West London on 12 April 2024. Hosted by literature champion and Capital Xtra DJ Jojo Silva, the event buzzed with talented authors and an attentive and lively audience. It was a pleasure to be part of it. Continue reading…

Author interview published

Author interview published

Ahead of publication of The Rooster on 16 April 2024, I’ve had great pleasure in being interviewed by Sven Milekic for Balkan Insight, a website providing daily news and analysis from Southern and Eastern Europe. To read the full interview, go to: Long-Hidden Manuscript Tells Inmate’s Story of Croatia’s WWII Jasenovac Camp | Balkan Insight… Continue reading…

Upcoming Event:  Local Authors Showcase, 12 April

Upcoming Event: Local Authors Showcase, 12 April

I’m looking forward to presenting my memoir, The Rooster, at the Ealing Book Festival’s Local Authors Showcase on Friday 12 April, 8-9.30 pm! The event at Pitzhanger Manor will be hosted by literature champion and Capital Xtra’s DJ Jojo Silva. Book your tickets here: Pitzhanger » Ealing Book Festival: Local Authors Showcase X: @EalingBkFest Continue reading…

Visiting the London Book Fair, 11-14 March 2024

Visiting the London Book Fair, 11-14 March 2024

With just a month to go to the publication of The Rooster, I was delighted to visit Rowman & Littlefield’s stand at the London Book Fair this week. I’m pictured here with Matthew Urwin, Head of Sales at Rowman International. The cavernous Olympia exhibition hall in West London buzzed with 30,000 participants over the course… Continue reading…

The proofs have arrived!

The proofs have arrived!

What better Christmas present for an author! The proofs of The Rooster have arrived. Correcting them will keep me busy over the Christmas period, in a good way. Due back to the publisher in the first days of January 2024. Continue reading…

How The Rooster book cover was designed

How The Rooster book cover was designed

The rooster is a recurring motif in my writing of my father’s life. When the time came to design the book cover, I wanted an image of a rooster on it, but I didn’t want to use a photograph. Since I enjoy drawing and painting as well as writing, I made a collage from my… Continue reading…