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 »
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 »
Heres a lovely review from Amanda Craig, talking to Georgina Godwin on Monocle Radio. I’m in excellent company with AS Byatt and Kate Saunders. I’m also really happy that The Otherlife is Debut of the Month at Lovereading4kids.co.uk It’s available at branches of Daunt Books, Waterstones, independent booksellers and Amazon. Happy reading!
The Otherlife comes out on the 7th July! But you can preorder it now from Amazon and Waterstones, or ask your local bookshop to order it for you…
The Otherlife has been reviewed (very kindly!) by Philip Womack in the June edition of the Literary Review… June 2016 Children’s Round-up
It was a huge pleasure to do an interview with Melanie Jones for the Birkbeck Published Alumni Series. I discuss the themes behind The Otherlife and the writing process; the things I found difficult and the things I enjoyed, and how the Birkbeck experience helped me on my way. Interview here – and there’s also… Read more »
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 »
I’ve written a book. It’s a book about Norse myths, and heavy metal, and school. It’s a book about the growing friendship between two boys: one charming, self-centred and ruthless, who has everything he’s ever wanted; the other is silent and secretive and wrapped in visions of a mysterious alternate realm he calls ‘The Otherlife’…. Read more »
I spent three weeks at Cove Park in July and August this year, working on a new book. There is nothing more conducive to concentration than silence, no internet, no phone, the slate-coloured streak of Loch Long visible through the windows of your live/work ‘cube’ and some very tranquil cows… I don’t know when I’ll… Read more »
Thank you to Mark Watkins from Blast 1386 for talking to me – I loved being a part of the show. Whole show on Mixcloud, where he plays Robber Bride and A Long December, and also interviews Fiona Jane Burgess from Woman’s Hour. Interview with me as an mp3 below – we discuss Joni Mitchell, the… Read more »
For years, I had in my head a tiny exchange – a girl, in a film, maybe, or a play, talking to someone, in an American accent, about ‘blue roses’. It would come to me sometimes – on buses, while walking – but I could never remember where I’d heard it first. Even while I was… Read more »
Paul Rez, who produced, engineered and mixed Robber Bride, has made some notes on the process on his Behance page.