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.
I'm participating in a week of discussions at the Worlds Literature Festival hosted by UEA and Writers' Centre Norwich.
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.
I’m reading from Worthless Men and discussing my writing and teaching at the Storyville Festival, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan.
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.