Sunday, March 29, 2015

This issue

I have a story in the first print issue of The Lonely Crowd, along with Alison Moore, Medbh McGuckian, Stevie Davies, Anna Metcalfe, Tom Vowler, Valerie Sirr, Jo Mazelis, Gary Raymond, Nigel Jarrett, Caitlin Thomson, Dan Coxon, Armel Dagorn, Carole Burns, Jamie Guiney, Bethany W Pope, Liam Cagney, Gregory Norminton, Kathy Miles, Steph Power, Rachel J Fenton, Rosalind Hudis, Patrick Holloway, Frederick Pollack & Clodagh O’Brien. "There is also photography from Jo Mazelis & artwork from Constantinos Andronis". 

My sincere thanks to Editor John Lavin for including "Man Who Talks to Books". The story is available to preview online for one week here and the print issue of the journal can be pre-ordered here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Drawing a crowd

 A little while ago I had the pleasure of cartoonist Natalie Dupille's company - check out her wonderful cartoons of what we got up to, here, here, and here, as she stopped off during her tour of New Zealand to draw her travel memoir - after meeting some of the Three Words anthology crowd she even made it all the way to see Wellington cartoonist Grant Buist.

Thank Chiew



Elaine Chiew, editor of Cooked Up; Food Fiction from around the World, interviews me about "Food Bank" my story in the anthology, and there's a recipe for Taipei-style rose milk tea.

The anthology is published by New Internationalist, a multi-award winning, independent, non-profit media organization, and is available from Amazon UK, Indigo, Amazon US, Barnes and Noble, Indigo Canada, and Book Depository.

"Food can bring together families, communities and cultures. It is the essence of life and yet our relationships with one another can be most fraught at the dinner table. This perpetually fascinating subject has inspired a unique collection of short fiction - including flash fiction, essay and short stories and a stoku (combination of story and haiku). It features international literary figures such as Ben Okri, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Mukoma We Ngugi and emerging writers such as Krys Lee, Nikesh Shukla, Pippa Goldschmidt and Elaine Chiew."

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Print issue

Many thanks to Editor John Lavin, Fiction Editor of Wales Arts Review, for including my fiction in the first print issue of The Lonely Crowd, available for pre-order now.

I'm delighted to be included alongside such talented fiction & poetry writers as "Alison Moore, Medbh McGuckian, Stevie Davies, Anna Metcalfe, Tom Vowler, Valerie Sirr, Jo Mazelis, Gary Raymond, Nigel Jarrett, Caitlin Thomson, Dan Coxon, Armel Dagorn, Carole Burns, Jamie Guiney, Bethany W Pope, Liam Cagney, Gregory Norminton, Kathy Miles, Steph Power, Rosalind Hudis, Patrick Holloway, Frederick Pollack & Clodagh O’Brien. There is also photography from Jo Mazelis & artwork from Constantinos Andronis."

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Neb in

I'm very pleased to have two poems, "Vertemus and Pomone" and "The Man with the Broken Nose", in the special International Women's Day issue of The Camel Saloon. My thanks to Editor Russell Streur.