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Novels, Poems and Podcasts

So, as Donald Trump might put it, time for a round up. Since last we met I have, with the tireless efforts of Rodge Glass, completed the edit of my third novel. I’m waiting for confirmation from Freight that the

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New Books by Wonderful Writers

I’ve had a week off work and, writing half a short story aside, have been letting my mind unwind from the exertions of finishing the last novel. Mainly I’ve spent my time lying in the park reading. Near our apartment

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Happy Hogmanay

End of the year, and all that. I have to say, 2013 has been fantastic. Vintage. Every year I write a list of all the things I want to achieve by the following December. Lose weight, study Japanese properly, things

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The Wasting Embers

So. Here is the news. My debut novel, The Wasting Embers, is to be published by the lovely people at Freight Books sometime next year. Needless to say I am quite ridiculously excited about this and keeping it secret while

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Dundee International Book Prize: Update

The organisers of the Dundee International Book Prize have released a sample book containing the first chapter of all thirteen novels shortlisted for the 2013 prize. It’s available as a free download from Amazon or as an actual paper-and-spine book

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Events

Feb 15th, 5pm: Readings St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia

Feb 23rd, 3pm: Better Read Than Dead, Sydney, Australia

March 10th 5.15pm: St. Andrews University Japan Society, Scotland

March 11th, 6.30pm: Edinburgh Central Library, Scotland

March 12th, 6pm: Aye Write! Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland

March 25th: Bad Language, Gulliver’s, Manchester, England

March 26th, 6pm: Blackwell’s, High Street, Aberdeen, Scotland

March 28th, 1pm: Citadel Books, Edinburgh, Scotland

March 30th, 4pm: Creative Conversations @ Uni of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, Scotland

April 28th, 6pm: Author’s Live, Bar Iznt, Kobe, Japan

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