Full STEAM Ahead For Awards Season

Posted on Dec 22, 2018 in Books, Latest

The Electrical Venus is making its mark in the book award shortlists. Like Red Ink, The Big Lie and Mother Tongue before it, the book is nominated for the prestigious 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal. This award is voted for by authors’ favourite people – the librarians. I’m also thrilled to see The Electrical Venus on […]

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 […]

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