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Triple Choice Tuesday at Reading Matters

What do David Vann’s Legend of a Suicide, Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting and David Gates’ Preston Falls have in common? Not much, except that I bang on about how great all three books are over on Triple Choice Tuesday at Reading … Continue reading

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the newcastle winter book festival

So tomorrow marks the start of the Newcastle Winter Book Festival, now in its second year. There’s a great line up of writers over four days, click the link to check it out, download the programme or book tickets. I’m … Continue reading

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‘Reservoir Dogs meets Trainspotting meets The Wicker Man’

OK, so last month I was at a Faber crime and thriller list party in that London, and met loads of lovely people. I was chatting to brilliant Irish thriller writer Alan Glynn, explaining the meaning of Scots word ‘thrawn’ … Continue reading

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portobello this weekend – come!

Aye so, this weekend is the Portobello Book Festival , my local literary shindig! Now in its third year, it’s got a pretty great line up, and you can check out the entire programme here. Janice Galloway and Candia McWilliam, … Continue reading

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achtung – cover for german edition of smokeheads

Ach, so here is the cover that BTB have knocked together for the publication in Germany next summer of Smokeheads. Or as it’s known in Germany, erm, Smokeheads. Cos they couldn’t think of a decent translation of the title, presumably. … Continue reading

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never apologise, never explain

So, following hot on the heels of Bookgeek’s amazing review of Smokeheads, there’s now a penetrating Q&A with me over on their website. In which I talk about my loft, strong female characters and the best writing advice I ever … Continue reading

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@subtlemelodrama loves smokeheads

Another great review of Smokeheads has appeared from a clearly very erudite, intelligent and beautiful blogger, Bethany over at Subtle Melodrama – cheers Bethany! Bethany reckons that ‘This would be an amazing film, if done properly.’ Even if done shitly, … Continue reading

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