6 October 2017 to 8 October 2017

I will be a plenary speaker this week at the Third International Conference in Creative Writing at Ionian University in Corfu.

7 August 2017 to 12 August 2017

I'm teaching a Tutored Retreat this week for the Arvon Foundation at Lumb Bank in Yorkshire with co-tutor Patricia Duncker and guest reader Rose Tremain.

13 July 2017

I am reading from my new novel and discussing my writing with the Suffolk Book League this evening at the Ipswich Institute.  

27 April 2017

I am giving a talk and reading this evening at University Centre Peterborough.  

11 April 2017

My short story 'Seals' has just been published in volume 7 of New York journal Monkey Business: New Writing From Japan, edited by Ted Goossen and Motoyuki Shibata.

21 September 2016

I will be delivering a paper on 'The Rise of Creative Writing' at the 'Futures For English Studies' seminar at the Open University this afternoon.

17 March 2016

I am interviewing the novelists Joe Dunthorne, Emma Healey and Naomi Wood for the UEA London Lecture Series at the Hallam Conference Centre in London this evening. 

22 February 2016

I am a guest this week of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, where I am chairing a review of the postgraduate Creative Writing program.

12 January 2016

My article ‘The Rise of Creative Writing’ is published today in Futures For English Studies: Teaching Language, Literature and Creative Writing in Higher Education, which is edited by Ann Hewings, Lynda Prescott and Philip Seargeant and published by Palgrave Macmillan.

23 November 2015

I'll be speaking this evening at an event at Foyles Charing Cross Road to celebrate the relaunch of the Sunday Times / Peters Fraser Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award.  Helen Simpson and Adam Foulds will also be speaking, and there will be readings from three of the shortlisted authors, Sara Taylor, Sunjeev Sahota and Ben Fergusson.  Andrew Holgate will be chairing.  


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