I’m being interviewed!

On Friday 25th November I am being interviewed in Harrogate Library as part of their ‘Books and Beverages’ series. The interview will cover both my writing and publishing exploits. I’m looking forward to it hugely! Although this is an in-person event, it is also being filmed and streamed, and will be available ‘live’ and from… Read More I’m being interviewed!

New Podcast Episode

I have just published a new episode on my Walking Thru’ Fire podcast, the opening of my short story “How Does It Start?” The story is perhaps a little unusual in that ‘the action’ doesn’t really start until the second section i.e. immediately following on from what I have read. This first element is part… Read More New Podcast Episode

On “Four Quartets”

The BBC recently broadcast a reading of T.S.Eliot’s “Four Quartets” by Ralph Fiennes. I say ‘reading’ but with Fiennes, a stage and spotlights, it was more like a performance. Which was fine. Some parts worked especially well, I thought. The programme prompted me to go back and re-read the poem – possibly for the first… Read More On “Four Quartets”

“Starve Acre”

It’s fair to say that it would be entirely realistic to suggest that one could sit down and read Andrew Michael Hurley’s “Starve Acre” in a single session. The book is the right size, well-written, and rattles along at a suitable pace to make consumption in one go not a ridiculous notion. What is less… Read More “Starve Acre”

“Perfume River”

Riveting and brilliant… After “Late City” I was looking forward to my second Robert Olen Butler – and “Perfume River” didn’t disappoint. There were a number of things I liked about this book: I already have my next Butler waiting to be read…