In conversation with Becca Aitkenhead of The Guardian newpaper, Joanna explains that she thought no one would want her papers but Oxford snapped them up. She is thrilled - as well as hopping mad about this week's announcment of a ban on posting books to prisoners. To read more Click here.
As she publishes her eighteenth novel, did you see Joanna Trollope talking to Mark Lawson about creativity, divorce and the inescapable drama of domestic life. Catch up Here for the next 5 days only
The archive includes 18 contemporary fiction books, two non-fiction publications, 10 historical fiction works, and her short stories. She described the historic library as an "ideal home", adding: "I couldn't be more honoured."
Richard Ovenden, Bodley's librarian, said the donation was an "insight into the craft of an immensely popular writer and flag bearer for fiction".
He added: "Her novels, always handwritten, are meticulously researched and the collection provides an insight into this process. Her act of generosity to the Bodleian will be appreciated by literary and cultural historians and, through displays, the public who enjoy her writing so deeply."
Joanna is delighted to be part of the judging panel for The BP Portrait Award 2014. This is an annual event aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work
The prize winners and exhibition will be selected by a judging panel chaired by Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery. The full panel will also include: Sarah Howgate, Contemporary Curator, National Portrait Gallery; Dr Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Holburne Museum, Bath; Des Violaris, Director, UK Arts and Culture, BP; Jonathan Yeo, Artist. Click Here for more details.
The setting of Joanna Trollope's new novel Balancing Act is a family pottery business, much like Emma Bridgewater, and Joanna visited the factory at Stoke on Trent several times as part of her research for the book. Join with Emma Bridgwater in celebrating the publication of Balancing Act! Joanna will be signing 15 copies of her latest book, especially for Emma Bridgewater customers. For your chance of winning one of these books, just Click Here and scroll to the bottom of the pageg to answer one simple question. Good luck!
Balancing Act, Joanna Trollope's latest book, is out now! To find out more, visit the Balancing Act book page.
Joanna will be touring the UK from 27th February. This is a chance to hear Joanna talk about her new book and also get to meet her. If you would like to see details of Joanna's UK tour, Click Here to find out more!
Joanna is supporting CLIC Sargent’s brand new 'Get in Character' fundraising campaign to give you - or your loved one - the chance to appear in a book as a character name. The Get in Character auction aims to raise £10,000 that will help CLIC Sargent provide clinical, practical and emotional support to children, young people with cancer and their families. For more details Click Here...
Watch the video below to hear about her first experience of Austen's work, why she was so thrilled to be asked to re-inrepret ther characters for a modern audience, and how she hopes The Austen Project will ultimately lead more people to read “the sacred six".