Monthly Archives: June 2013

Me talking shite in Geekzine

A while ago I did a Q&A with Geekzine’s editor Andy Jamieson. Then I forgot about it. Now it is online. If you can’t be arsed clicking, I’ll summarise: Gestation, character, real life, three months, hate. Dx Advertisements

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Edinburgh is go!

The totally excellent Edinburgh International Book Festival just launched its thirtieth programme this morning. I couldn’t go to the launch, had to go to my daughter’s primary one induction. That’s me all over – writer? Dad? Juggle, juggle. La-dee-da. Aaaanyway, … Continue reading

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My review of The Quarry by Iain Banks

For folks who might’ve missed it over the weekend, here’s my review in The Independent on Sunday of The Quarry, the latest (and last) novel by Iain Banks. As you’ll see from the review, I didn’t bother pretending to be … Continue reading

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Faber & Faber, how come you are so good?*

This is going to sound like total brown-nosing (ass-kissing to my American friends), but most of my favourite books of this year so far have been published by Faber & Faber. My publisher. Seriously, here’s a list of fantastic novels: … Continue reading

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