Happy Book Birthday, Sakura!

Today is the 20th of February 2018, which means: Happy Book Birthday to Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms! This is my first picture book, with illustrations by the Japanese-American artist, Misa Saburi. As some readers may know, I have many connections to … More

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Zorgamazoo—now en Français!

Excellent news everyone. At long, long last there has been a new translation of Zorgamazoo! As you might imagine, finding someone—anyone—to translate this book is harder than finding pearls of wisdom in a Trump-brand clam. But thanks to Rosalind Elland-Goldsmith, a brave … More

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The Liars League (or Reading Aloud for Grown-Ups)

Earlier this month, one of my short stories was featured at the Liars’ League, a kind of live action literary journal. It’s a monthly reading series where professional actors read new short fiction. This might seem like an obvious combination, akin to … More

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Dispatch from the Norwich Writers’ Centre

My favourite quote about Norfolk comes from Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, Never Let Me Go. “The lost corner of England” he called it, referring to the fact that Norfolk is on the east coast, where the land juts out for France. It … More

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Children’s Book Day Masterclass at the Norwich Writers’ Centre

Good news, everyone. This year on International Children’s Book Day (2 April), I’ll be part participating in a full day of talks at the Norwich Writers’ Centre. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a wonderful venue in Norwich’s historic Dragon Hall. I’m very honoured to … More

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