Marlene Hauser

Marlene leaning on a stack of her books

Marlene Hauser

Blogs

These blogs are a chance to share with you more personally how I feel about things going on in my life and/or in the world at large.  Sometimes they are directly related to my books, but most often they are not.

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Cicero & My Mother’s Garden Library.

Cicero observed in the first century, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Does what Rome’s greatest-ever orator believed still hold true today? A garden and a book – ...

Business, Books & Chutzpah

Recently, someone asked me what it felt like to participate in the FT Oxford Literary Festival, and someone else what it felt like to have Off-Island on the cover of the Bookseller, a British trade ...

Heirlooms & Artifacts: Grace & Vulnerability

Hi Everyone, I love the sunlight in May, especially here in England where grey is the default colour of the sky. For some reason, at this time of year (perhaps because there’s more light), when ...

Marshmallows, Debussy & Leche.

Hi Everyone, In this part of the world, spring means finally getting to venture out of doors, after a dark and relatively cold, remorselessly grey, winter. I’m not sure what came over me this spring ...

Oxford, my literary escape.

I am often asked how Oxford, England became my hometown, so I thought as I’ve recently written an article for the Oxford Times (24.1.19) on the same subject, I’d share the unabridged version of that ...

Marlene Hauser will be Interviewed by Suzi Feay at Oxford Literary Festival

The House on Half Moon Street and Off-Island Sunday, 7 April 2019, 2:00pm | St Cross College |£7 – £12.50 Book Tickets Debut novelists Alex Reeve and Marlene Hauser discuss their writing and ...