A developing page of new short fiction, journalism, reviews, etc.
Booktrust Writer In Residence
From April – September 2009, I was the online writer in residence at Booktrust, with a blog about writing and lots of writing tips.
'There's more than one measure of success as a writer'
Guardian blog on what the internet's done for writing, 11 March 2009
'On being branded a public health hazard by the Daily Mail'
Guardian blog on just that, 30 December 2008
'We two boys, together clinging'
Commentary on pieces for civil partnership ceremonies, Guardian, 24 June 2006
'Do judge a book by its cover'
Commentary on book design, Guardian, 2 December 2006
Recent Reviews of Good Books
Nicole Krauss's 'The Great House'
Kenneth Oppel's 'Half Brother'
Jason Wallace's 'Out of Shadows'
Russell Hoban's 'Angelica Lost and Found'
Scarlett Thomas's 'Our Tragic Universe'
Paul Murray's 'Skippy Dies'
Christopher Brookmyre's 'Pandaemonium'
Maggie Gee's 'My Driver'
Nicolas Dickner's 'Nikolski'
Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book'
Kate Atkinson's 'When Will There Be Good News?'
Terry Pratchett's 'Making Money'
Tom Perrotta's 'The Abstinence Teacher'
Lynne Tillman's 'American Genius, A Comedy'
Jonathan Coe's 'The Rain Before It Falls'
Nicola Barker's 'Darkmans'
Ann Patchett's 'Run'
Peter Carey's 'Theft'
Gary Shteyngart's 'Absurdistan'
Richard Powers' 'The Echo Maker'