Monday, 22 July 2013
Red Room: New Short Stories Inspired by the Brontës is now available to pre-order from Amazon - click here to do that. The book is out in November but if you order now you'll be certain of getting your copy as soon as they're printed. The price is £9.99 but remember that a percentage of the profits will go to a good cause - The Brontë Birthplace Trust - so it's well worth getting hold of a copy if you can. Not only will you be helping the Trust with their plans to promote Thornton in Bradford as a Brontë destination, but you'll also get a cracking book to read too, with stories from Alison Moore, David Constantine, Carys Davies, David Rose, Rowena Macdonald, Tania Hershman, Elizabeth Baines, Sarah Dobbs, Zoë King, Vanessa Gebbie, Bill Broady and Felicity Skelton (plus a poem by Simon Armitage). So, please support a good cause and support short fiction at the same time.
Monday, 15 July 2013
Saturday, 6 July 2013
I'm delighted to have won the 2013 Baltic Writing Residency in Brora, Scotland. This means I get to spend a week writing in a cottage in the Scottish Highlands between August this year and next... and I can't wait. It looks like the perfect kind of place to knuckle down and get some work done. Thanks very much to Adam and Aleks at the BWR and also the judges. Congratulations also to the runners-up, who were Canadian poet Jeramy Dodds and New York short fiction writer Kanishk Tharoor.