I was very pleased and daunted in being asked to submit an essay for a new book Nothing is More Real Than Nothing (Writings on Exra Maas: essays, artefacts, fragments). Most of the other contributions are from an intimidating band of academics and writers, including Marc Nash, Dr. Daniel Barnes, PM Buchan, Dr. Helen Gorril… Continue reading A new essay on Ezra Maas
This is a short thing commissioned by BBC Radio Merseyside’s The Popular Music Show. You can also listen to me reading it on the episode here (11 mins in). Storytimes Our world, you decide one day, is composed almost entirely of stories. They are everywhere, you convince yourself. Inside everything. They are more abundant than matter, than air,… Continue reading Storytimes (BBC commission)
You don’t get one of these every day… Chuffed to bits with this review in The Spectator for LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS.
Blimey. We’re finally here! Life on Other Planets is out now in shops and online, and I’m VERY excited about hearing what readers make of it. If you have questions, or comments, please do let me know. You can buy it here on bookshop.org, or from all good book shops and online retailers. And please… Continue reading LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS IS OUT NOW!
Here’s part 2 of our chat where we get stuck into the book itself.
Fellow Lendal Press author Marc Nash kindly offered to record a discussion of us both talking about books and LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS. It was so good he made it into a two parter. You can watch Part 1 where we talk about what we’re currently reading along with books and writers that have influenced… Continue reading TALKING BOOKS WITH MARC NASH
So if you missed me chatting about writing and LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS at Writing on the Wall’s 21st writing festival – WoWFest21 – never fear. You can watch it all again here. First there was my panel discussion for WoWFest21 with Rónán Hession, Rachel Genn, Jacob Ross and James Corbett. Then there was the… Continue reading THERE I WAS AT WOWFEST21
So it’s been an emotional day. First delivery taken of LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS…very very exciting!
Which is very much no longer news since it happened way back in August 2020, but I forgot to blog about it when it happened. It was fantastic to get that far and you can read the story on the TSS site here…
So Life on Other Planets is now being released in the UK on June 10th to create a bit of breathing room for publicity. One of the nicest things I’ll be doing is joining panels at WoWFest21, 6 years after being a finalist in the Pulp Idol Competition that gave my first chapter the momentum… Continue reading New release date, new events