Monthly Archives: March 2014

My review of Michio Kaku and Audrey Magee in Big Issue

Here is my Big Issue column reviewing Michio Kaku’s The Future of the Mind (Allen Lane) and The Undertaking by Audrey Magee (Atlantic). Two very different books, but both intriguing in their own way.  

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My review of Seth MacFarlane’s novel in The Independent on Sunday

  Aye so, I recently reviewed A Million Ways to Die in the West (Canongate), the debut novel by Seth MacFarlane, he of Family Guy and Ted fame. The review was in The Independent on Sunday. The book was funny … Continue reading

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Highlights from last week’s Speakeasy in Edinburgh

Here’s a cool wee highlights video of last week’s Speakeasy event at The Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. Loads of talented folks, then me bringing up the rear, so to speak. Enjoy!

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THE DEAD BEAT launch party

Do please join me to launch my new novel, THE DEAD BEAT, at LOOKING GLASS BOOKS, Quartermile, Edinburgh, Thursday 1st May, 6.30pm. I’ll be in conversation with Allan Guthrie blethering about the book, reading briefly, answering questions, signing books and … Continue reading

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Event in Dunbar Library this Friday

  Lookit, I’m doing this event tomorrow night in Dunbar Library as part of their science festival. Maybe I’ll get quizzed about my PhD. Or not. Anyhoo, three other great authors, should be a good night, so do come, folks!

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I’m on TONIGHT at The Speakeasy, Edinburgh

So I’m doing a turn tonight at The Speakeasy, a spoken-word-music-comedy night at The Storytelling Centre on the High Street, Edinburgh. Doors are at 8pm, tickets are £6, but almost sold out, apparently. It’s a great line up, and there … Continue reading

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My review of Cataract City by Craig Davidson in Independent on Sunday

Another day, another cracking novel to read. I’ve been a big fan of Craig Davidson’s work since his debut story collection Rust & Bone (now a brilliant French movie also). Cataract City is a step up in terms of ambition … Continue reading

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