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.

Thursday, 27 February 2020

I went on TRT World Turkish TV to talk about the British Book Awards 30 From 30 longlist. I forgot who wrote Fifty Shades of Grey, but it was fun. Watch here

Friday, 31 January 2020

Ben Halls' The Quarry is an immensely impressive first collection of short stories. Here's my review in the Guardian

Thursday, 16 January 2020

I reviewed Rob Doyle's questing, rabelaisian, drugs-soaked novel, Threshold, in the TLS