Monthly Archives: January 2014

Thank you, Readers Digest International!

I’ll be honest, until recently I didn’t even realise that Readers Digest had international editions, but it does, loads of em! And several of them have bought condensed rights for Gone Again, meaning that abridged translations of the novel are … Continue reading

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My interview with Christos Tsiolkas

I had the good fortune to meet up with terrific Aussie author Christos Tsiolkas last weekend while he was in Edinburgh for an event. I was interviewing him for the Independent on Sunday, mostly about his new novel Barracuda. He … Continue reading

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Thank you library users!

It’s that time of year again when writers scurry over to the PLR website and check how much in the way of library royalties they’ve made. You might not realise it but we get something like just over 6p per … Continue reading

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Germaine Greer planted some trees…

…and then she wrote this book about it and then I came along and read it and liked it and reviewed it in the Independent on Sunday. Crazy. Dx

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THE BEACHCOMBER – An Old Short Story

I was going through some old files on the computer and found this lurking at the back. It’s a piece of flash fiction I wrote that first appeared in The Herald in October 2006. I had completely forgotten about it. … Continue reading

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My review of Bending Adversity by David Pilling

Aye so, here’s my review of Bending Adversity by David Pilling in the Independent on Sunday, a really interesting look at Japanese society, culture and the way they’ve coped or otherwise with recent tragedies.

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An awesome story by Aidan (8)

Just asked my son to tell me a quick story using his imagination before he got to play computer games. This is what he said: ‘ Once upon a time you were doing really well in your writing career, Dad, … Continue reading

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