Monthly Archives: January 2016

Two more cracking reviews for The Jump

After hitting three ‘best book’ lists of 2015, The Jump has started 2016 in fine fettle, picking up a couple of cracking blog reviews. First up, Nigel Bird rates it highly over on Sea Minor: ‘Johnstone pulls no punches in … Continue reading

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News Round-Up

Posting the other day about my next book coming out made me realise I have a bunch of other news to catch y’all up on, so here it all is below: 1. SALES! There‚Äôs no easy way to talk about … Continue reading

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CRASH LAND – New Book News!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that my eighth novel, CRASH LAND, will be published by Faber & Faber in November this year. I won’t say much more about it now, except that it’s set in Orkney, and starts with … Continue reading

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My review of Amy Liptrot’s The Outrun in Indy on Sunday

I absolutely loved this book. A great mix of nature writing and memoir, a first book from an amazing writer. Check it out. Here’s my review in the Indy on Sunday.

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Books to look out for in 2016

Here’s a thing I wrote for The Big Issue about books to look forward to in 2016. I picked books by Amy Liptrot, Helen FitzGerald, Jenni Fagan, Megan Abbott and Hollie McNish. I also wrote about a Tim Winton memoir, … Continue reading

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My favourite book of 2015

Before Christmas, WH Smith asked me about my favourite book of the year. Here it is on their website. I picked Kent Haruf’s Our Souls At Night (Picador).

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The Jump on Euro Crime’s Books of the Year

Another wee bit of cheery news – The Jump made it on to Amanda Gillies’s books of the year over at Euro Crime, at number two with a bullet! Thanks Amanda!

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