17 April 2017 Grief is the Thing With Feathers, Max Porter Published by Faber and Faber IN my book Twice the Speed of Dark, there is a line in which grief manifests as a crow. It is a moment when Anna has finally found the fortitude to look at old photographs of her daughter Caitlin, who... Continue Reading →
Observations from people who've been there Funding my book with Unbound has been a fascinating process. There have been unexpected benefits that go beyond the buzz of having my book published. Unbound came into being as a response to changes in the publishing industry. Good books were not getting published because their commercial success couldn’t be guaranteed. There has... Continue Reading →
Short story As outlined in this post Twice the Speed of Dark began as a project in which I wrote portraits to imagine what the real lives might be of the people who died in terror attacks overseas, whose stories were presumed to be uninteresting to us, or irrelevant. I wanted to engage with the complexities and... Continue Reading →
@BooksAreMyBag on Twitter asked people to write a haiku about how they feel about books. So I did.