CreativeMornings is a monthly event that tales place in cities all over the world. Creative folk get up early and gather at a lovely venue to drink coffee, eat too much pastry and hear a talk by someone marvellous. CreativeMornings comes to Sheffield Sheffield, my home city, now has its own CreativeMornings. Set up by […]
One of the questions I’ve been asked most frequently by writers in the last couple of years is: ‘Do I need a literary agent?’ It seems to me that the answer depends entirely on the type of writer you are and, more importantly, how you want your work to be published.
I recorded my first vlog of 2014 (I know, it’s October) to talk about the recent comments from Horace Engdahl, who is part of the panel that decide who gets the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Did you see the Booker shortlist that was announced this week? Jim Crace’s Harvest has been hotly tipped to win since it was included in the longlist earlier this year. I decided to read it so that I was a) ahead of the game, and b) well, so that I know what all the fuss […]
Last month, I invented a new game called On My Shelf, where you the audience pick a shelf and book number at random, I then find that book on my shelf, then I talk about it to camera, then I post the results to YouTube. Seriously, it’s much better than it sounds and round two […]