Archive for March, 2011

University of the West of Scotland

March 6, 2011

For the next three years I’ll be doing a PhD in Historical Fiction, and I’ll be based at the University of the West of Scotland’s Ayr campus. Look at the lovely new building.

I am delighted to be joining UWS. I have lived in Ayr for over a year now, and I feel there is a bit of creative energy knocking around here at the moment. People say writing can be a very solitary activity, and while that’s true, I prefer to work as part of a wider community of artists and writers. I’m sure I will find that here.

The Culture Show: New Novelists

March 6, 2011

The Tin-Kin is one of twelve debut novels that was chosen to appear on BBC2’s The Culture Show on World Book Night. If you missed it, you can watch here for a week after broadcast.

The Guardian published a related article, here.

Ullapool Book Festival

March 6, 2011

I’m really looking forward to reading at this event in early May. Click here for ┬áthe festival website.