Archive for June, 2010

Sassuolo – new short story

June 20, 2010

You can now read my newest short story, Sassuolo, online at the Edinburgh International Book Festival website. Download the story as a word document here:

I’ll be speaking about the story at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 30th. The story ¬†was commissioned by the festival as part of a project called ‘Elsewhere’, which involves authors from all over Scotland.

Sassuolo is a town in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.

Baby Ivor

June 13, 2010

A little message to share the happy news that our son, Ivor Jupiter, was born on June 4th at 9:26am. Chris and I are so grateful to the staff at Ayrshire Maternity Unit, who looked after me for three weeks leading up to the birth, and in particular we want to thank the surgical team who eventually placed Ivor safely in our arms. It was a rocky road but we made it! Here he is with his daddy: