New Facebook Page

Just to say, I’ve now got a new official writer’s page on Facebook, so do go on over and ‘like’ my page if you would like to. The link is I’ll be using the page to post updates about forthcoming publications and such-like.

Review of “The Descent of the Lyre” on Tasting Rhubarb

I’m very pleased to have received a lovely review of my second novel, The Descent of the Lyre over on Jean Morris’s wonderful Tasting Rhubarb blog. Here’s an extract from the review:   You find yourself admiring this book very much: the fluid, flowing prose and fierce, colourful …

The Lyre & the Leicester Mercury

Just a quick post to say that there’s a nice little article in the Leicester Mercury about my new novel, The Descent of the Lyre in the Leicester Mercury. To have a read, go here.

Cultural Translation and East Asia.

This weekend I’m at the Cultural Translation and East Asia conference in Bangor (link here) — a friendly gathering of China, Japan and Korea scholars working in film, literature, language and other areas. I’ll be reading a paper called Telling Tales about the Yijing which is about, …

What the Snorgh Taught me about Emmanuel Levinas

I’m very pleased to have received this morning two copies of the Spring Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities journal, which includes my essay on “What the Snorgh Taught me about Emmanuel Levinas”. “Philosophers are often more like Snorghs than they are like Sailors, which is to …

Weaving Words: 18 July 2012

Very much looking forward to doing an reading/event at Weaving Words writers group this evening. More about the writing group can be found here.