Just got my complimentary copy of New Writing 15, published by Granta and the British Council. My story (Entertaining Friends), ironically, isn’t new at all. It was written many years ago, and describes the pleasures and perils of a world that, as far as I’m concerned, has entirely disappeared, though I’m sure that younger gay men continue to find themselves in similar, er, scrapes.
This is known as a teaser. You’re supposed to be so intrigued that you immediately click here and order a copy from Amazon or, even better, support your local independent bookseller. If you’re not intrigued yet, the anthology also contains work by dozens of other writers, famous and not, from Julian Barnes and Alasdair Gray to, well, people you’ve never heard of who deserve to be read. Go on, treat yourself.