• About jameswilde

    Welcome To My Office

    by  • November 29, 2018 • Daily Life • 0 Comments

    Finished the first draft of a movie script today. That seemed good enough a reason to celebrate. When you spend all your working day in solitary confinement hunched over a screen, trust me, you seize every moment to embrace life. Took myself down to my current favourite libation emporium, the Hagen and Hyde in...

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    Running

    by  • November 16, 2018 • Daily Life • 0 Comments

    Stepped my daily run back up to 7km. This week I’ve been heading out when it’s dark (with a head lamp to light the way). Totally different atmosphere, whether I’m tramping across Tooting Common or trundling through open countryside, seeing the occasional walker emerge from the gloom like a ghost. Running has been an...

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    The Bear King

    by  • October 26, 2018 • Book News • 0 Comments

      The next in line: “Like a story, the important thing about life is how it is played out.  It does not matter where you stop.  Stop wherever you want to, but just attach a good ending.” ~ Seneca

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    First Review Of Dark Age

    by  • October 17, 2018 • Reviews • 0 Comments

    “Wilde’s descriptions of the battles between the barbarians and the locations where these took place were so developed and enriched that it was as though the scenes were playing out right in front of my eyes. It was this metaphorical sophistication which truly positions Dark Age in a league of its own.”

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    Dark Age – In Shops Now

    by  • October 8, 2018 • Book News • 3 Comments

    Order it from your favourite bookshop, or check it out here… The blurb: Bridging the gap between ‘Game of Thrones’ and Bernard Cornwell comes the second chapter in James Wilde’s epic adventure of betrayal, battle and bloodshed . . . It is AD 367, and Roman Britain has fallen to the vast barbarian horde...

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    Hereward Invades Germany

    by  • October 1, 2018 • Book News • 0 Comments

    The first Hereward novel is now in shops in Germany.  The second will follow in the new year.  World conquest continues as planned. And don’t forget that Dark Age is published in the UK and Commonwealth on Thursday (October 4).  Make sure you tell your favourite bookstore to reserve your copy. If you’re interested...

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    University Of Oxford Talk

    by  • June 28, 2018 • Appearances • 0 Comments

    Later this year you’ll find me lecturing on writing at the University of Oxford – open to the public, by the way. The event is Here Be Dragons: the Oxford Fantasy Literature Summer School, which will look at different aspects of the genre across three days, with a banquet thrown in for good measure...

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    Pendragon Gets An Award Nod

    by  • June 27, 2018 • Book News • 0 Comments

    The new novel (Dark Age, out in October) is now with the editor, ready for the next phase.  In the meantime, I wanted to flag up that its predecessor, Pendragon, has been nominated for a major award: the annual Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Published Novel. The five other shortlisted titles look fantastic...

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