Monthly Archives: August 2013

I have a new short story in The Edinburgh Review

I am delighted to have a new short story in the latest issue of The Edinburgh Review. They’re having a launch party at Word Power on Friday coming, which sadly I can’t be at, but you should definitely go. My … Continue reading

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My review of Red or Dead by David Peace in today’s Independent on Sunday

Here’s my review of Red or Dead in today’s Independent on Sunday. They edited out my mention of Ian St John’s testicles! Gutted.

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Liner Notes: The Doors L.A. Woman – this is gonna be nuts

So, a week today I’m going to be performing at this crazy-assed event in Melbourne. Every year they pick a ‘classic’ album, give a track each to some creative bod for inspiration, and see what happens. And there’s a house … Continue reading

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My Big Issue review of Tampa by Alissa Nutting and Straight White Male by John Niven

  Aye so, my latest column in The Big Issue magazine is now online. In it, I review Tampa (Faber & Faber) by Alissa Nutting and John Niven’s Straight White Male (William Heinemann). These are two of my favourite books … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, Edinburgh, me and Laura Lippman!

I’m super-mega-ultra excited to be doing a turn at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Thursday 15th August, 6.45pm with the amazing Laura Lippman. Our latest books have a fair bit in common, so should be a good ‘un. Event details … Continue reading

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‘The messiah has returned.’ Me on McIlvanney in The Guardian

Aye so, some of you might’ve missed this earlier. Here’s a piece I wrote on William McIlvanney and tartan noir for today’s Guardian. It was a rush job, I only got the call late last week, quick turnaround etc, and … Continue reading

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My review of The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver in The Scotland on Sunday

Aye so, here’s my cheeky wee review of Nate Silver’s The Signal and the Noise (Penguin) that appeared in The Scotland on Sunday at the weekend. Very interesting book. Smart guy. Statto. Don’t have a scooby why it’s got a … Continue reading

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