Saturday, 20 December 2008

Round up of 2008, June to September


Interviewed a few times. Eric Forbes’ Addicts Guide to Good Books, for one. HERE

Profiled on Normblog. HERE

Read at The Needlemakers’ Café,. Lewes, with Poets Catherine Smith and Janet Sutherland..

Dodie’s Gift published again in Litro, and Litro given away with every copy of Time Out. Delighted.

Read in London at Tales of the Decongested, with Jo Horsman.


Second poem published, Too Late For Fruit, on Alba. HERE

Published (among others) Rick Moody, in Tom’s Voice magazine. HERE

Attended National Short Story Award breakfast ceremony at BAFTA. Met Clare Wigfall.

Read at Stoke Newington Bookshop, invited by N16 Writers.

A week at West Cork Literary Festival, running a flash competiton, and doing a reading at Bantry Bookshop.

See You Next Tuesday Anthology II published. With a story by moi.

Tao prose poems published in Shadowtrain.

Collection has nice review on The Short Review.

I reviewed Jhumpa Lahiri’s Collection Unaccustomed Earth, on Pulp net


Invited to attend a Brighton Book Group.

Decided to leave my online workplace, The Fiction Workhouse

The Note Takers published on Café Irreal HERE.

Spent a week on Eratosphere as a guest, buzzing them up about flash fiction.

Lunch with David Grubb to celebrate end of tutoring.

Week in Cornwall, end of GCSEs.


Invited to talk to a Tangent meeting, Brighton

A series of coincidences lead me to finding my family, after 56 years out in the cold.

The One World Anthology has now found a publisher (New Internationalist) and we have work from Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adicie and Henrietta Rose Innes together with the original team.

Taking a session at Litcamp in London.

Cork, a long weekend at The Frank O Connor Festival, reading and enjoying the company of excellent writers.

Story in Photojournalism magazine, Foto8

Attended Charles Lambert’s launch, at Ride the Word III, Borders, London.

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