Monthly Archives: January 2014

Out of the Ruins: 3,2,1,Take Off!

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The day has finally come, the publication day of my new novel, Out of the Ruins. I think you know how exciting this is for me — obviously, I’ve been talking about little else for weeks! The party is this …

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With Nik Perring

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The launch of Out of the Ruins is tomorrow. There’s been a lot of excitement and jumping up and down, but now is a good time for some more thoughtful reflection. Fellow writer, Nik Perring, has allowed me to do just that …

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Shouting Out from Vanessa Gebbie’s Rooftop

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It won’t be long now… Three days until the launch of Out of the Ruins and the generous and gifted writer, Vanessa Gebbie, is hosting me right now, letting me shout it to the rooftops. You can hear me over here.

Lynda Renham’s The Dog’s Bollocks

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And now for something completely different. A mutual connection to Cambodia brought me together with the comedy writer, Lynda Renham. Knowing her has been a real education to me. We write different sorts of work. We promote it in different …

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I’m With Shauna

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The first stop on my short blog tour announcing the arrival of Out of the Ruins starts today! I am over on the blog, A Girl’s Writing is Never Done, by Shauna Gilligan. Shauna is a very special writer with a …

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Cambodia and Ireland Together, via Philippines

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Over the past month, Mel u has featured the student writers of Anjali House in his blog, The Reading Life. He was so moved by the work of these students, their experiences and the reaction of his followers, that he also …

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The T S Eliot Prize

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I’m not a great fan of competitions, to be honest. Although everyone says they know that the results are necessarily subjective, people do still take them as gospel. X won such-and-such a prize and so it must be the best …

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From Contract to Shelf: Final Edits

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First off, let me be the last to wish you all a Happy New Year. My holiday was good and long, and that was important, because the holiday also coincided with my doing the final edits on the new novel. …

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Anjali House Workshop: The Last Story

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Here is the last in the series of posts on the blog, The Reading Life, highlighting the work of the last Anjali House Writing Workshop. In less than 6 weeks, I will be back in Siem Reap and leading the next …

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