My article ‘“This won’t do”: Pig and the temptation of silence’ is published in Writing A First Novel: Reflections On The Journey, edited by Karen Stevens and just published by Palgrave Macmillan.
I'm participating in the International Festival of Literature and Translation (FILIT) in Iasi, Romania, with Herta Muller, David Vann, Sadie Jones, and numerous Romanian and other European writers.
I'm participating in the 1st International Conference in Creative Writing in Athens, organised by the University of Western Macedonia, with Anthony Caleshu of Plymouth University, Robin Hemley of Yale-NUS College in Singapore, Lan Samantha Chang of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Hervé Le Tellier of OULIPO, and many others.
Worthless Men has been shortlisted in the Fiction category of the EDP-Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards.
I'm participating as a writer-in-residence at the International Translation Autumn School at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India.
Worthless Men is published in paperback by Sceptre on August 1st.
I’m teaching a ‘Starting to Write Fiction’ course with my wife Lynne Bryan at Cubertou in South West France.