Saturday, 18 July 2020

Here's my review of Two Tribes, Chris Beckett's thought-provoking Brexit dystopia set in 2266, for the Guardian



Wednesday, 3 June 2020

I wrote a fairly personal piece about living with chronic pain for Aeon magazine's new sister publication, Psyche

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Jessica Anthony's ingenious political satire, Enter the Aardvark, is a perfect tonic for testing times. Here's my review in the Guardian

Monday, 13 April 2020

I wrote about the need for calm, and the perspective provided by Shakespeare's sonnets, in 3:AM Magazine's Lockdown Diary. Read it here




Saturday, 14 March 2020

I reviewed Graeme Armstrong's incendiary, Airdrie-set debut novel The Young Team in the Guardian

A debut novels round-up for the Spectator seems to be a yearly thing now. This time they're all by women: Kiley Reid's Such A Fun Age, Sophie Ward's Love and Other Thought Experiments, An Yu's Braised Pork, and Chia-Chia Lin's The Unpassing. Read it here


Monday, 2 March 2020

Here it is! The glorious sunlit cover for my second novel, JACOB'S ADVICE, by Mecob design. Very Parisian. Out on Aug 20th 2020 from Unbound.