ACE Dig Buried Women

Posted on Apr 13, 2017 in Latest, Plays

Arts Council England are supporting my next project with Eastern Angles – a play uncovering the stories of the women missing from Peterborough’s history books. When I was growing up in the city, writing stage versions of Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds (with the theme-tune taped off the telly) I had never heard of a playwright […]

Tea, Jam And Cash For Russia

Posted on Nov 25, 2016 in Books, Latest

Tea was drunk with jam, Chekhov’s words filled the air and a big pot of cash was raised for Naked Heart Foundation at the Mother Tongue launch. Actors Melissa Berry and Adrian Scarborough joined me on the Matroyoshki-filled stage at Berkhamsted Waterstones to read stories from Russian folklore and the country’s most celebrated writers, while […]

Big Lie’s Big Win

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 in Books, Latest

Well, knock me sideways – The Big Lie‘s only gone and won the Sidewise Award 2015 for best Alternate History. This puts me in a club of past winners including Philip Roth, Stephen Fry, CJ Samson and Michael Chabon. (Which means I can now refer to these fellas as actual friends, I’m pretty sure). The results of this […]

Big (Lie) In America

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 in Books, Latest

‘Good girl’ Jessika is heading stateside. Candlewick Press – who have already swiped the rights for Red Ink – will be publishing The Big Lie in America. They sent us Jay Acker and now I’m sending them… No wait, I’m mixing fact and fiction there, aren’t I? Nevertheless, I’m feeling a million dollars* about selling […]

The Big Lie: Upwards and Sidewise

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in Books, Latest

The Big Lie has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Sidewise Award for Alternative History. (Or the Sideways award as I keep mispronouncing it. Which suggests it has something to do with Paul Giamatti and wine. It doesn’t). Previous winners include Stephen Fry, Philip Roth and CJ Sansom so I’m feeling very honoured […]

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