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Recent things

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The Otherlife has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal

Thank you very much to CILIP for the nomination – it means a great deal, and I am delighted to be among so many wonderful books and authors. The full list of nominations can be found here. The longlist will be published in February 2017.

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The Otherlife Blog Tour

Here’s something totally thrilling: a blog tour! Once upon a time I did not know what a blog tour was; now I get to have one of my very own… seven lovely bloggers are hosting seven posts (by me) over seven days, covering all sorts of things from literary tutors to things I learned when… Read more »

Viking Longships in Icelandic Inlet

Metallica cover to celebrate The Otherlife

Every artist must have a to-be-covered list, and on mine there has always been a song by Metallica. When the band that I was a part of, Second Person, was playing a residency at Pizza on the Park (very fancy), we sometimes used to play a bit of ‘My Friend of Misery’ as an outro… Read more »

Upcoming events

YA SHOT, 22nd October 2016

I will be in discussion with the wonderful Melinda Salisbury, author of THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER and THE SLEEPING PRINCE, in an event entitled: A TOUCH OF EVIL: GODS, MONSTERS AND THE VALUE OF A LIFE at 2.50pm in Waterstones Uxbridge. More info and tickets * * * YA Shot is an author-run, author-led Young… Read more »