Monthly Archives: August 2015

Topping & Co, St Andrews, Tonight – Come!

Huge thanks to everyone who came along to my Edinburgh Book Festival event last night with Gunnar Staalesen. Gunnar is quite the dude, Russel McLean did a great job of chairing, and the audience were terrific. Still buzzing! Anyhoo, if … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Festival tonight with Gunnar Staalesen

I’m on at the Edinburgh International Book Festival tonight with Gunnar Staalesen, 8.45pm. Come and heckle! I love a good heckle.

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Literary Death Match, end of the month

I’m performing at a Literary Death Match at the end of the month and just discovered that I’m up against this lady. It seems a little unfair for them to put me up against a talented, charismatic, confident genius performance poet. … Continue reading

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My Review of Two Books By David Gates

I’ve long been an admirer of American author David Gates, so I was delighted to be able to review two books by him in The Independent on Sunday at the weekend. Serpent’s Tail have reissued Jernigan in their classics list, … Continue reading

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A Review So Good It Made Me Feel Sick

The latest review on the blog tour for The Jump is at Raven Crime Reads. I actually felt a bit queasy reading it, because the reviewer so absolutely got what I was trying to do with this book. So, so … Continue reading

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A Brand New Short Story

I have a brand new short story called ‘Beyond the Heliopause’ in the new issue of Gutter magazine. It’s about grief and suicide, as per usual, and is set in Portobello, New Zealand. There are loads of terrific writers in the … Continue reading

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THE JUMP Press Round Up, Part Two

Well there has been an absolute flood of press coverage for THE JUMP over the last week or so: Another absolutely terrific review over at What Are You Reading For. ‘Exceptional’, ‘heart-breaking’ and such like. Here’s a thing I wrote … Continue reading

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