1. Why Greece Matters Today

    I was lucky enough to be at Kings College to hear this lecture being delivered last May – but here it is in its entirety for everyone who would like to know “Why Greece Still Matters Today.”  
  2. An Audience with Victoria Hislop – Fundraising for Lepra

    Semple Secrets with Victoria Hislop To celebrate our 90th anniversary, Maggie Semple Ltd have arranged a special Semple Secrets event on 23rd June at the exclusive club at the Ivy restaurant in London. Maggie Semple OBE is a fashion writer and publisher and holds regular Semple Secrets events with inspiring women from a diverse...
  3. Love, Loss, Life

    Victoria Hislop’s critically acclaimed “The Story”, a hand-picked collection of her favourite short stories by women writers – prizewinners, famous wits, well-known feminists, national treasures and rising stars – is now available in three, themed collections. “A collection so good it’s essential.” The Times “Victoria Hislop’s collection of favourite short...
  4. THE STORY: LOVE, LOSS & THE LIVES OF WOMEN

    Victoria Hislop’s collection of favourite short stories by other female writers, simply titled The Story has given me more pleasure this year than almost all the rest of my reading put together. Like a box of festive Quality Street, you can dip in and never be sure what you will...
  5. The Costa Book Awards

    “The Costa Short Story Awards were announced on 28th January.  Victoria was a judge for the short story award for the second year.  This is a competition open to everyone, from established writers to those who have never been published. This year there were approximately 1500 entries and the shortlisted...