From Word Document to Book: My Journey to Publication (part one)

This time in eight or so months, my debut novel ALL THE GOOD THINGS will be published by Viking / Penguin UK. It will be a real, hold-able, sniffable, drop-in-the-bathable book. This time a year or so ago, it was a very long Word Document. It was a very long Word Doc on my laptop … More From Word Document to Book: My Journey to Publication (part one)

New Creative Writing Courses at The Bowery, Headingley

I’m about to start teaching creative writing at The Bowery, Headingley. I’ll lead two different short courses, one for adults, one for teenagers, starting in November. I’m pretty excited. Details are here: For adults I’ll lead Writing Headingley. Open to all levels, this six week short course will include trips to other locations in the local area using … More New Creative Writing Courses at The Bowery, Headingley

Book Club interviews: Andrew McMillan’s Physical

Three months in and the Hyde Park Book Club Book Club is looking suitably, well, bookish. For those thinking the repetition of ‘book club’ is a typo, it’s not: it is a book club held in a venue called—confusingly—the Hyde Park Book Club. Our focus on contemporary northern writing has spanned short stories, novels and, as of September, … More Book Club interviews: Andrew McMillan’s Physical