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Writer in Residence at ACE Hotel New York

In a recent post about my book tour of New York for the publication of my second novel, Swimming Lessons, I mentioned a ‘secret writing thingy’, and said that all would be revealed in March. 190 more words

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Ever Been In Rehab?

Are you addicted to something or someone? J.T.S.Brown? Oxycontin? Chocolate Fudge Cake? Michelle Williams? Barnyard Smells? Do you have an addictive personality (like the man who walked into the All-You-Can-Eat restaurant and said, “I’ll take two”)? 357 more words


Swimming Lessons in New York

I’ve just come back from a book tour of New York organised by my US publisher, Tin House. I’ve been to America before, but never New York and I had an amazing time. 312 more words

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Yet another 5 short stories you can - and should -read online right now

Back in 2014 and 2015, I picked a group of short stories that are available online. It’s been over a year since I’ve done something like this, but want to do it more often. 448 more words


Tan Bark Trail and Tin House

If you are wanting to increase you heart rate a bit, then it may be time to take on the Tan Bark Trail and Tin House. 354 more words


Ferocious Inquiry, Celeb Crushes, and The Value of Marginalia

I tend to indulge my celebrity crushes (usually writers) heartily, nursing a few at a time, often the authors the books I’m currently reading. My ferocious inquiry into how these humans tick informs a lot of the listening I do. 556 more words


Relentless Files — Week 57 (#52essays2017 Week 4)

*An essay a week in 2017*

I’m late on this one. I’ve been processing. I’m still processing. I just got back from Tin House where I worked with the phenomenal… 2,565 more words