16 February 2024

I'll be on BBC Radio 4's World at One today to discuss creativity with Ed Stourton and neuroscientist Dr Helen Nuttall.

23 November 2023

I'll be talking to the Corby Creative Minds Writing Group tonight at Danesholme Community Centre, Corby. 

20 October 2023

Jeremy Noel-Tod's latest substack article is on my pots and prose.

31 August 2023

Today, I'm happy to say, I'm retiring from teaching and leaving UEA.

22 August 2023

The second, revised edition of my book The Art of Writing Fiction is published by Routledge today.

22 February 2023

I am interviewing Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ about her new novel, A Spell Of Good Things, at the National Centre for Writing this evening.

25 January 2023

I'm reading tonight at the launch of Lighthouse #25: the Contemporary Working Class Writing issue

13 September 2022

My new book Against Creative Writing is published by Routledge today.

9 July 2022

I've set up an Instagram account for my pots. It's here:

14 October 2021

I'll be speaking this evening at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, London, at an event to mark the announcement of the 2021 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize, along with fellow judges Christie Watson, Tishani Doshi and Hirsh Sawhney. Our winners and shortlistees can be found here.





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