What I'm reading

Seven months later …

Spent spring and summer on the hill and many hot afternoons in the ‘van catching up with friends and family. Also …

Happy Reading 2014

Pretty much a fictional version of my New Year’s Eve (above), one in which I didn’t stay in, play Scrabble …

Making progress …

 Been up in the hills for long enough, time to escape to the warm flat in the middle of town …

Short fiction wins

So, Lydia Davis has won the 2013 International Man Booker Prize, fuck fuck fuckity fuck – now everyone will be …

Books are like seeds …

“Books are like seeds: they come to life when you read them, and grow spines and leaves. I need trees …

Taking to the hills

About to pack all my books away and put them into storage for a few months. A difficult decision, but …

Big Books

Big books rule! Well they did pre-Christmas. Or maybe it’s a northern thing. Out of all the big book readers …

Out and about … in Preston

First stop yesterday: a CT scan. That was weird. As was the security van parked up on Orchard Street emitting …

#StorySunday

If you’ve been looking for new short stories to read and you have a Twitter account, join us for #StorySunday …

Nick Cave: Grinderman

This track (IMO) is a fantastic music equivalent to Matt Bell’s How They Were Found.

Reading at night …

For me reading books is a night-time thing. I read news or non-fiction – online mostly – during the day. …

What I’m reading …

It’s been a long while since I’ve read a book that has compelled me to keep reading it; and by …

Ka-Pow

Great working title for what I’m writing, keeps reminding me what I want it to do. In other news I …

World Book Day …

Today is World Book Day – a celebration of books and reading. I’m reading Cormac McCarthy’s The Road (and no …

The World …

See Bloomsbury are putting out John Irving’s new book Last Night in Twisted River in October. The World According to …