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Meet team Picador: Rosanna Boscawen

Meet team Picador: Rosanna Boscawen

Describe your job in two lines

I'm the Senior Content and Communities Editor at Pan Macmillan, and as part of that I have the pleasure of editing picador.com. I commission authors to write feature articles about their books and areas of expertise, work with editors and publicists to come up with the best book recommendation lists around and show you a little of what goes on behind the scenes in publishing. I also get to choose the Picador Friday poem each week.

Cathy Rentzenbrink: “Writing the book helped me to see my brother’s death as it really was”

Cathy Rentzenbrink: “Writing the book helped me to see my brother’s death as it really was”

Cathy Rentzenbrink's memoir The Last Act of Love is the incredibly moving story of the accident her brother, Matty, was involved in just weeks before his GCSE results came out, and how it changed the lives of everyone in her family forever. It is unflinchingly honest and, in spite of the tragedy at the heart of the book, an uplifting story of family, love, grief and friendship. We asked Cathy about how she came to tell the story that has defined her life. 

The Picador Book Club: Hotel Alpha by Mark Watson

The Picador Book Club: Hotel Alpha by Mark Watson

We spend all our time reading and talking about books in the office, and we want to share our enthusiasm. What better way than with our very own book club? Each month there'll be twenty copies of a brand new paperback up for grabs. Whether you read it alone or with your own book club, we'd love to hear how you get on via @picadorbooks Twitter. First up is the brilliant Hotel Alpha by Mark Watson.

Friday poem: an underwater country

The Mere

by Sean OBrien

Its poplars and willows and sludge. Its gnat-clouds.
Smell of cooling animal at dusk. Grey-greenness.
Soup-suspension. Its having been
Here all along. It is nowhere, serves nothing, lives
On your behalf when you are absent.

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