Vic James is a current affairs TV director who loves stories in all their forms. Her programmes for BBC1 have covered the 2016 US presidential election and Britain's EU referendum. She has also twice judged The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize. Gilded Cageis her first novel, and an early draft won a major online award from Wattpad for most talked about Fantasy. She has lived in Rome, Tokyo, and now London.
Both Gilded Cage and its sequel Tarnished City are out in paperback right now and to celebrate, Vic has given us a breakdown of her very favourite scenes from the masterpiece that is Gladiator.
It's time to clear some room on your shelves, here's the best new fiction books we think you'll want to read in 2017.
If you're a fan of dystopian fiction along the lines of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games and Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen, we've found your next reading obsession.
Vic James, author of the Dark Gifts Trilogy, shares the best places around the world to read her books, from National Trust properties, to Capitol Hill and a motorway!
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