Reef turns 25

Reef was published in 1994. In January, this year, at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival we celebrated the book’s 25th anniversary with readings and a literary dinner organised by Widya Kumarasinghe at the Amangalla with chef Sagar Rajput. Here’s a glimpse including photographs from the FGLF Facebook page.


A workshop on revising and editing with my co-tutor Antonia Hodgson (author of The Last Confession of Thomas Hawkins and editor at Little Brown) and guest James Runcie (whose Grantchester Mysteries were turned into a much loved TV series).  Book early!

24-29 September 2018 at the Ted Hughes Arvon Centre. 


New Fiction

You can read my most recent short story, set in Singapore, in Griffith Review published in Australia and available on-line

Writer in the Library

If you were there, hope you enjoyed the stories about working in the British Library. Here is a request slip from one of my earliest involvements with the library.

Asian Achievers Award 2015

People's Award for Media, Arts & Culture. Asian Achievers Award at Grosvenor House, 18 September 2015. A surprise!