Worth Its Salt…

Posted on Feb 20, 2012 in Latest, Short Stories

The shortlist for the 2012 Scott Prize has been announced – and I’m over the moon to find my name on it. This international prize for a full-length collection of short stories is run by short story champions Salt Publishing, who will publish the final winning entries. My book, End Of, is an anthology concerned with the ends of […]

Hurst And Last

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 in Books, Latest

I’ve just got back from The Hurst in Shropshire, the venue for the final retreat week of the Arvon/Jerwood mentoring scheme. The initiative will draw to a close in June when us nine mentees launch an anthology of work produced while on the yearlong scheme. And there’ll be an if:book digital anthology too, filled with audio/visual versions of our writing. […]

Shoebox Shortlisted

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 in Latest, Radio

I’m thrilled to announce that A Shoebox Of Snow has been nominated for a BBC Audio Drama Award. The play is up against two other productions in the Best Audio Drama category. Jonathan Cash’s The First Domino, and Lost Property – The Year My Mother Went Missing by Katie Hims are the other contenders. You […]

Arvon/Jerwood’s Got Talent

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 in Books, Latest

I am thrilled to be one of nine writers selected for a coveted place on the 2011 Jerwood/Arvon mentoring scheme. I’ll be working on my second novel over the next twelve months with the invaluable counsel of Maria McCann, author of As Meat Loves Salt and The Wilding. We have all, mentors and mentees, just returned from […]

You’re Through To The Next Round…

Posted on May 22, 2010 in Latest, Radio, TV & Film

I was utterly chuffed to make the BBC Writers Academy longlist. I almost keeled over when I made the Nick Darke Award shortlist too. Much high-fiving has ensued and, as luck is supposed to come in threes, I’ve also bought a lottery ticket. The BBC Writers Academy is an apprenticeship scheme producing the next generation of writers for EastEnders, Casualty, Holby […]