Liesl Jobson Does Proust

I first ‘met’ Liesl Jobson a few years ago on a writing forum. That was back when I wasn’t very good (she was). It was back when I’d do embarrassing things like Not Understanding Things Properly (I remember, very clearly, NOT getting a metaphor – good one; (it was not an ACTUAL fish, Nik, it […]

Special Offer

There are a couple of spaces free on my online short/flash fiction course, as a couple of people have completed it. (And, talking of the course, it’s been a lovely thing to see a couple of those who’ve taken it reaching long and short lists recently – huge congratulations to them.) If you’re interested in […]

The Drowning of Arthur Braxton

There’s clearly going to be a little bias when I talk about The Drowning of Arthur Braxton. It’s written by Caroline Smailes, whom I co-wrote Freaks! with, and it’s published by the magnificent Friday Project. But let’s not talk about bias or let than get in the way of what is truly a remarkable and […]

That’s Nice

Apologies for the blogging silence of late. I’ve been very busy and, to tell you the truth, I’ve not really had all that much to say. Seeing this review on Amazon of Not So Perfect, however, made me happy:   “I love this book and have read it over and over and I never read […]

Born Weird

I was a little later in getting to Andrew Kaufman’s wonderful Born Weird than was planned (things happened, as they do, and life gets in the way of things, as it does – which means that I didn’t read anything in a couple of months). I rectified that last week, gobbled up, wide-eyed and grinning […]