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Word / Aberdeen May Festival 2016

  I’ve been desperate to share this with y’all for ages but was bound to silence by higher powers. I’ll be appearing as part of the Word Festival / Aberdeen May Festival on Sunday May 29th at 2pm. I did

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Looking Forward to The Waves Burn Bright

I was very pleased to wake up this morning to the news that the lovely people at the Scottish Book Trust have included The Waves Burn Bright in their list of novels to look forward to in 2016. Considering there’s new

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This One Book

Simon Sylvester, author of The Visitors, recently wrote about a book that means a lot to him both as a reader and as a writer. He wrote eloquently on Roald Dahl’s Henry Sugar and then urged me to do the

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Flash! Aha!

Good news! After a number of recent rejections I received, this morning, an acceptance from Flash: The International Short-Story Magazine for my story “A Trolley Full of Marx.” Flash has an illustrious list of previous contributors including James Kelman, Margaret

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