Check out Rethinking Civil Society for thoughts about what makes for a good society. A project at the University of York where I gave a talk last week. You cans scroll through dozens of contributions from Andrew Motion to Ken Loach.
The World Cup begins today, so how nice to see The Match recommended in The Times.
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.
You can read my most recent short story, set in Singapore, in Griffith Review published in Australia and available on-line
Celebrating in Crouch End Waterstones with Lawrence Scott, as we had 25 years earlier!
Good luck to the writers who came on the Inscribe workshop at Debden House on 3 June!
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.
This is a story for UNICEF's #ForEveryChild.
Fiction writers in the making ...
Thanks to all those who came to event on 22 June 2016 and special thanks to all the students who asked questions! Good luck to all!