Wind and Bones – New Website

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The last few weeks have been busy with the Wind&Bones project that I co-run. We’re coming to the end of our current course as writers in residence at the Parami Institute in Yangon (the title is ‘Writing, Myth and Tradition’), and we’re also planning our …

Shrinking the Empire

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As a job, it has been long overdue…. For years now, I have run multiple websites, a small online empire that over the years has mushroomed until it has reached unmanageable proportions. So after some server problems last week, I decided it was time to …

Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

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The Ubud Writers and Readers Festival kicked off last night, so over the next few days I’m going to be busy. Here’s a list of what I’m up to. Thursday 25th October 6.15pm: Festival Club – A talk on my book Stealing With the Eyes …

Wallacea Week 2018

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I’m currently deep into The Malay Archipelago by Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. I’ve been aware of Wallace – in particular his travels in Maluku – for years; but I have never got round to properly reading him. So I’m taking the opportunity of being involved …