Monthly Archives: October 2015

‘Anger, love, sadness, disgust and bewilderment.’

Here is a nice interview I did over at Bulgarian website Land of Books, where I talk about publicity, sales, habits, and a bunch of other stuff. Very direct questions. ‘Who are you?’ for example. Existential crisis, ahoy! Enjoy! Dx … Continue reading

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Women Crime Writers of the 1940s & 1950s

Here’s a thing I wrote for The Big Issue magazine about a brilliant project organised by Sarah Weinman called Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s. Please check it out. There’s also an accompanying website for … Continue reading

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Dan Davies wins the Gordon Burn Prize

I was absolutely delighted to be down in Durham at the weekend as one of the judges for the Gordon Burn Prize. It’s awarded every year for an outstanding book, fiction or non-fiction, that reflected the innovation and dedication of Gordon’s … Continue reading

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Chatting with Helen FitzGerald for The Life Sentence

Aye so, here are me and Helen FitzGerald knocking the chat back and forth for The Life Sentence. This was a lot of fun to do.

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Porty Book Festival tonight!

I’m doing a turn tonight at my local Portobello Book Festival. 8pm in the library, loads of great writers and musicians, and a terrific programme over the whole weekend. Come along!

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My Independent on Sunday review of The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Here’s my review of Margaret Atwood’s latest, The Heart Goes Last, in the Independent on Sunday. To summarise, I didnae like it very much.

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10 books that I’ve reviewed recently in The Big Issue

As always I’ve been slack at putting my Big Issue reviews up here. But anyway, here they are: Merciless Gods by Christos Tsiolkas The Diver’s Clothes Lie Empty by Vendela Vida Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto … Continue reading

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