Monthly Archives: April 2012

Willesden Herald, New Short Stories 6

I’m delighted to be able to say that a story of mine, Curtains, was chosen as one of the two runners-up in this year’s Willesden Herald Short Story Competition, organised by Steve Moran and judged by Roddy Doyle. Extracts from some … Continue reading

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Michel Tournier, The Erl-King (on normblog)

Just over a month ago, Norman Geras did me the honour of asking me to contribute a second time to his Writer’s Choice series on normblog. The first time I wrote about Christopher Isherwood‘s second novel, The Memorial, due to … Continue reading

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Vanessa Gebbie, The Coward’s Tale

I’m delighted to be hosting Vanessa Gebbie on my blog today. Her visit is part of a whirlwind tour of the blogosphere to coincide with the paperback publication of her extraordinary first novel, The Coward’s Tale (details of the complete … Continue reading

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Richard Gwyn, The Vagabond’s Breakfast

I was drawn to this book for a number of reasons. The first is that Richard Gwyn and I crossed paths briefly many years ago, in the council estates of East London, and – if I’m not confusing him with … Continue reading

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