7 February 2013

The launch of my new novel Worthless Men will be held at the UEA Drama Studio at 7pm.  I’ll also be introducing readings by UEA alumni Chelsey Flood, who is launching her debut novel Infinite Sky, and Tom Benn, who has just published his second novel Chamber Music.

7 December 2012

I’ll be reading from Worthless Men at the Festivalul International de Literatura Bucuresti, Romania, and participating in a panel discussion with Sandor Papp, Matyas Dunajcsik and Mihai Mateiu, hosted by Nadine Vladescu.


10 November 2012

I’ll be participating in a panel discussion on the theme of ‘Supervising a Creative & Critical Writing PhD’ with Jon Cook, Don Paterson, Nicholas Royle and Rebecca Stott at the Creative/Critical Writing Conference, UEA London.  


12 October 2012

I’ll be speaking on the theme of ‘What is the best way to teach creative writing?’ with Richard Skinner, Monique Roffey, Paul Sherreard and Nicolette Jones at the National Academy of Writing Creative Writing Fair at the Free Word Centre in London at 6.30.

28 June 2012

I’ll be speaking on the theme of ‘Creative Writing Programs and the Contemporary Literary Field’ with Mark McGurl, Marie Caffari and Joseph Haslinger at Université Paris 8, France.

18 June 2012 to 22 June 2012

I’ll be participating in a week of discussions on the theme of ‘Fiction, Memoir and the Self’ at the Worlds Literature Festival hosted by UEA and Writers’ Centre Norwich.

31 May 2012

I’ll be giving a lecture, ‘A significant climate around writing: Creative Writing at UEA’, at the University of Fudan in Shanghai, China.

27 March 2012

I’ll be discussing ‘The Rise of Creative Writing’ with Maureen Freely and Linda Anderson at the Institute of English Studies / OU Contemporary Cultures of Writing, University of London, at 5.30pm.

1 March 2012

I’ll be participating in a panel discussion with Graeme Harper, Marcela Sulak, Xu Xi and Jose Dalisay on the theme of ‘Internationalizing the MFA’ at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs annual conference in Chicago, USA.

24 February 2012

I’ll be attending a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on behalf of the UEA Creative Writing programme to receive a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education from the Queen and Prince Phillip.


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