Iconic Literary Food MomentsCelebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain passed away this year, so it seemed timely to dedicate an Iconic Literary Moment to him. It is not surprising that he incorporated a litany of great food moments into his works. The quote we choose for this episode hails from his first novel, set in the mafia’s kitchen in Little Italy New York, Bone in the Throat, which was later adapted as a movie. The mind boggles at the scenarios a mafia kitchen could offer a writer – if only the chopping board could talk.
Sarah's reviewFantasy fans have been awaiting Raymond E. Feist’s ‘King of Ashes’ the first novel of his new trilogy, The Firemane Saga, with keen interest. It is the first book Feist has written outside the universe of The Riftwar Cycle in more than 30 years, and few knew what to expect. The fantasy master wanted to break with tradition, and he has. In Garn, magic takes a back seat to politics and the social context, while human passions - the lust for power, love and revenge - take centre stage.
Portrait of a recipeFantasy master Raymond E. Feist uses food when writing fantasy in many ways, one of the most common of which is to build his characters: "It's the common things," he says. "The things that we all share." In real life, he proclaims himself a "steak and potatoes" kind of guy, and he is something of a grilling aficionado. His favourite meal is Cajun steak. It must, he insists, be served with sauce.
So excited! Fantasy master Raymond Feist generously shares his thoughts about food and books with Word of Mouth TV. He has just embarked on his first novel outside of the Riftwar Cycle in 30 years: King of Ashes.
Welcome to Part 2 of our WOM Sydney Writers' Festival coverage - our fourth episode! Debut sensation Sophie Green, talks about her outback adventure The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Book Club; Stella Prize Winner Charlotte Wood discusses her latest novel Love and Hunger - such a good book for a cooking show; and Welsh debut author Emma Glass talks about her astonishing novel Peach.
Thanks to publisher Harper Collins Australia, we have a special giveaway to celebrate our interview with Raymond E. Feist. Raymond was in Australia recently promoting his new book King of Ashes, the first book of his new trilogy The Fireman Saga. King of Ashes is Raymond's first book set outside the Rift War Cycle in 30 years and we are lucky to have two copies of the hardback edition to giveaway - our first hard-cover! Click through to find out how to win.