Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Screenwriter and bestselling author of 'The Honourable Thief', 'The Emerald Tablet', and 'The Water Diviner'.

Yeah! Freebies!! Why? Because I’m overwhelmed with excitement about the upcoming release of my next novel, The Emerald Tablet… and because who doesn’t like a freebie, right? So, we’ve got ourselves three prizes, all Turkish-themed, natch! To the winner, signed (and inscribed, if you like) copies of my two Benedict Hitchens novels, along with a …

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The Suez Canal,1956. The world teeters on the brink of nuclear war, and the Middle East is a tinderbox. And archaeologist Benedict Hitchens is back. His natural inclination towards self-sabotage leads him on a high-stakes chase across the Middle East, from Istanbul to Cairo, to the ancient city of Jerusalem, and into the sands of …

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Now I know what an elephant feels like. After a very long gestation, the birth of my new novel is just two weeks away. Straddling the politics and history of Egypt, Israel, and Turkey, and set in one of the most turbulent periods of the 20th century, The Emerald Tablet is quite a ride! If …

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Dedicated.

Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

As much as I was joking about struggling to write my dedication in ‘The Emerald Tablet’, there was never any question about the people I’d be nominating. It was always going to be my just-about-perfect two children. The difficult bit was deciding how to phrase it. What do you think… too irreverent? Hope they like …

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Feeling a little sentimental. Might be the winter weather that’s doing it to me… this used to be the time of year I’d pack up and fly to warmer climes to excavate in Turkey. Or perhaps it’s the pending publication of my third novel which is, at its heart, a love story about a place …

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First sign that you should maybe pack it in for the day? When, rather than working on the plot for your next novel, you start arranging your Han Solo figurine in improbable locations. Witness for the prosecution – the tape dispenser. And, yes. That’s the tape dispenser that did the Kessel Run in less than …

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