4 October 2013 to 6 October 2013

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.  

24 September 2013

Worthless Men has been shortlisted in the Fiction category of the EDP-Jarrold East Anglian Book Awards.

2 September 2013 to 9 September 2013

I'm participating as a writer-in-residence at the International Translation Autumn School at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India.

1 August 2013

Worthless Men is published in paperback by Sceptre on August 1st.

30 June 2013 to 6 July 2013

I’m teaching a ‘Starting to Write Fiction’ course with my wife Lynne Bryan at Cubertou in South West France.

17 June 2013 to 21 June 2013

I'm participating in a week of discussions at the Worlds Literature Festival hosted by UEA and Writers' Centre Norwich.

23 May 2013 to 26 May 2013

I’m participating in the Sozopol Fiction Seminar in Bulgaria with Elizabeth Kostova, Richard Russo, Richard BeardKapka Kassabova, and numerous other Bulgarian, British and American writers.

2 May 2013

I'm participating in a panel discussion on the theme of  'Creative Writing and English Literature: The State of the Disciplines' with the novelist Stephen May and Dr Angelica Michelis of Manchester Metropolitan University as part of the Strange Bedfellows series at York University.  The event begins at 4pm in the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building.

23 March 2013 to 25 March 2013

I’m reading from Worthless Men and discussing my writing and teaching at the Storyville Festival, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan.

19 March 2013

I’ll be deciding the winner of the Essex Book Festival ‘Get It Writ’ short story competition.  The announcement will be made by Andrew Burton at the Less is More event at Witham Library on 20th March.


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