April 26th, 2020. Sunday Times.

Interesting Times. Guest blog post for Birlinn.

Planning Permission, an essay for Nothing in the Rule Book.

June 6th 2016, In Writing about Aberdeen … in The National. Read.

June 5th 2016, ‘Essay of the Week’: Remembering Piper Alpha: the inferno that changed Aberdeen forever in the Sunday Herald. Read.

May 25th 2016, 5 Books Based on Contemporary History for the Scottish Book Trust. Read.

May 24th 2016, a look at page 69 of The Waves Burn Bright for The Next Best Book Blog. 

“What The Devil? Why Scotland Does Scary So Well.” An article for the Scottish Book Trust.

It’s Not What You Know: Aristotle and the Authority of Experience, an article for Nothing in the Rule Book.

The Undercover Soundtrack. An article on the relationship between music and my writing.

Guest post about First Time Solo on Our Reviews Online.

The Only Gaijin in the Village:
Chapter 1: Moving In
Chapter 2: Community Service
Chapter 3: A Farewell to Arms
Chapter 4: War and Peace
Chapter 5: The Secret Garden
Chapter 6: Exterminator!
Chapter 7: Look Into a Glass Onion
Chapter 8: Wuthering Heights
Chapter 9: Happy When it Rains
Chapter 10: Paint it Black
Chapter 11: New Year’s Day
Chapter 12: Comfortably Numb

Japanese Literature:
1.  8 Contemporary Japanese Novelists (Who Aren’t Haruki Murakami)
2. 14 Novels Set in Japan
3. 9 Must-read Books on Japanese History
4. Great Japanese Writers: Kenzaburo Oe
5. Great Japanese Writers: Yukio Mishima
6. 8 Japanese Novels Set Outside Tokyo
7. Great Japanese Writers: Shusaku Endo
8. Kazuo Ishiguro
9. Great Japanese Writers: Hiromi Kawakami
10. Great Japanese Writers: Miyabi Miyuki
11. New Year, New Books. J-Lit in 2018
12. Discovery: 5 Japanese Science Fiction Writers
13. Great Japanese Writers: Fuminori Nakamura
14. Great Japanese Writers: Ryu Murakami

Hida-Furukawa Snowshoe Trekking
The Mummy of Yokokura Temple
The Way of Japanese Whisky in Escape: The Summer Issue

Metropolis: Monkey Man by Takuji Ichikawa

Metropolis: Kou Machida’s Rip It Up

The Japan Times:

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Oct 16: Japan Writers Conference

Nov 3: Next book is out (details to be announced)

Nov 12: Red Flag Waltz debut mini-album released

Nov 12: Gig at JJs Blues House, Gifu

Dec 3: Gig at House of Crazy, Toyohashi

Dec 17: Gig at JJs Blues House, Gifu

Jan 21: Gig at Daytrive, Nagoya

July 2023: New book is out (details to be announced)

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