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Booker’s Dozen

The longlist for the 2014 Man Booker Prize was announced yesterday: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, Joshua Ferris (Viking) The Narrow Road to the Deep North, Richard Flanagan (Chatto & Windus) We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen … Continue reading

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We’re here!

The relocation has happened. The final few days leading up to it were pretty hectic, and the day of the move itself became fraught with problems when the guy choreographing our removals became convinced his truck wouldn’t fit down our … Continue reading

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My LonCon schedule

I’ve packed seventy boxes of books this week, so please forgive brevity. The house-move is next Friday, so there is likely to be a blogging hiatus while we get ourselves sorted, but I’ll be looking forward to posting again as … Continue reading

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Various updates

So – in just a couple of weeks we’ll be moving house. We began this process back in February, and it’s been the predictable combination of acute stress and not much happening for ages, but finally we’re set to go … Continue reading

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Complications wins GPI

Thrilled to announce that Complications, the French edition of my story collection The Silver Wind, has just been announced as the winner of the prestigious Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire in the Foreign Short Fiction category. In the GPI, which is … Continue reading

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Not us, guv

In a minor victory in the war on arse, Hastings voters, at least, manage to ditch their only UKIP councillor.

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Hab’ mir’s gelobt…

Take a look at this YouTube footage of  the Irish mezzo soprano Tara Erraught, talking about her experiences of performing at a gala concert, and proving in just a few short moments of onstage coverage that a more stunningly vivacious, … Continue reading

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Some lovely news to share

I’m very happy indeed to announce that my story The Gateway (Stardust/PS Publishing) has been nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award in the Best Novella category. Every year I look to the Shirley Jackson Awards shortlists for a year end … Continue reading

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The Wind in Spain

I’m thrilled to announce that The Silver Wind is coming to Spain! The Spanish title will be Maquinas del Tiempo and the translation, underway as we speak, is by Carmen Torres and Laura Naranjo. The publisher is Nevsky Prospects, a … Continue reading

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Spin to win!

The last half hour has brought me emails and phone calls from various lovely people currently at Eastercon, with the news that my novella Spin has won the BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction. To say I am thrilled, honoured … Continue reading

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