Is there a better word for this than “appearances”? It makes me sound like a spirit. Or some kind of saint.
So, on this page, you can find out in advance where I will be “appearing”. Think of it as a poltergeist Filofax.
If you’d like me to appear at your book shop, library or festival, drop me a line on the Contact page.
Thursday 25th April: Rainham Library
Rob Ryan and I will be talking about our new books from 7.30 pm. All the details are here.
May 1: an evening of readings at the Working Men’s College Library
The theme of the evening is Monsters. The address is 44 Crowndale Road London NW1 1TR (nearest tubes: Camden, Mornington Crescent), and it starts at 7.00pm. The event’s free; to reserve a seat please email email@example.com
I’ll be reading and talking about The English Monster. Also appearing are Amanda Craig (reading from A Private Place, her novel about school bullying, and Hearts and Minds, about London’s migrant workers); Suzi Feay (reading from The Holy Innocents, a cycle of 12 poems about the life of Gilles de Rais, vastly wealthy marshall of France, companion in arms of Joan of Arc, warrior, devout Catholic, necromancer and serial killer, eventually executed for his crimes in Nantes); Emran Mian (reading from his debut novel, The Banker’s Daughter, a tense thriller, set in Lahore, Beirut and London, that charts the rise and fall of a banker and explores the moral ambiguities of our money-dominated world); and Meike Ziervogel (reading from Magda, her debut novel based on the life of Magda Goebbel).
There will be a cash bar!
Every now and again someone does an interview with me. Should you ever want to read a load of interviews with me, this would be the place to start. I bet no-one ever clicks on these links who isn’t me.
Bookgeeks: enjoyed this one, with one of the leading online book sites
The Glow Magazine 14/4 interview: includes me describing myself as “uxorious”, to waves of hilarity from the female editors
Shotsmag: interview with the estimable crime website, with some stuff on the policing side of The English Monster
Off the Wall podcast: we discussed piracy and the economic of publishing and culture in this laid-back and intelligent podcast