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.




2 October 2021

I recorded some podcasts on writing for the Royal Literary Fund website, including an interview with the novelist Bethan Roberts. These can now be found here:

7 September 2021

I'll be giving a talk and reading from my work at Cambridge Writers this evening.

21 May 2021

I will be giving a keynote lecture at the Futures for Creative Writing online conference today. This is an event to celebrate 50 years of the UEA Creative Writing programme. The title of the lecture is 'Creative Writing and the Democratisation of Literary Access'.


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