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The author speaks, so button up and listen

One of the things I did when I went to visit Jen and Chris at Salt Publishing last month was make a podcast in which I talk about short stories. The result is – how shall I put this? – engagingly … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a screen near you

Salt has already put up a website for The Scent of Cinnamon and Other Stories, which contains not only a lot of valuable information about the book and an excerpt from the title story, as well as some reviews, but … Continue reading

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Me, me, me, a whole book of me

Some very good news. The enterprising, innovative and discerning Salt Publishing will be bringing out a collection of my short fiction later this year. The collection will contain a few stories you may have read, plus lots you haven’t (unless … Continue reading

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Cover story

If you’d like to know my views on buying books in Italy, as well as on the cultural relativism of book covers, all you have to do is click here. You will also find a shameless plug for Little Monsters, … Continue reading

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Little Monsters: review and interview

Little Monsters has just been reviewed by Kay Sexton. You can find the review, followed by an interview with me, on Writing Neuroses, here. Kay’s questions were challenging and fun, and I’ve done my best to answer them. I can … Continue reading

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Gob-teased

The last place you’d expect to find a review of the O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 is in what purports to be a review of the 2008 collection – just out. But the Manila Standard Today is clearly a paper … Continue reading

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Shelf life

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2007 website has been doling out its authors with such parsimony that I was beginning to wonder whether it would ever get to me (and Susan Straight, and Adam Haslett, who may have written my … Continue reading

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Go, little monster

Well, it’s launched. In Rome, at least. My dear friend, Paola, lent me her studio, Dermot from the Almost Corner Bookshop arrived with two large boxes of copies, the fridge was filled with wine, the pizza bianca was hot from … Continue reading

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Disturbing stock

Leonie Jackson, of Waterstones Walsall, has this to say about Little Monsters: I really enjoyed this book although it is slightly disturbing, particularly the relationship between the protagonist and her ‘uncle Joey’. The main story is set during the Second … Continue reading

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Little Monsters – review

My first customer review on Amazon, and it’s a good one. It begins: Little Monsters starts off with a tremendous bang, grabbing the reader’s attention with its first sentence, and then manages somehow to maintain that effect on pretty much … Continue reading

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