Most of my writing time these days is taken up with novels. One has been published (The English Monster), one is coming out in 2013 and a third is in the process of making its way out of my head and onto a hard drive.
My first printed thing (outside student journalism) was a book review in the Guardian in 1989. As a journalist, I worked for Financial Times Newsletters and for Baskerville Communications (which was subsequently absorbed into Informa). I also did freelance stuff for the Independent, the Sunday Telegraph, the Evening Standard and the Guardian.
My most recent journalism and writing is listed below:
My parley with book pirates (The Guardian): When the author of The English Monster found a request to pirate his novel circulating on discussion board Mobilism, he decided to respond himself – and was surprised by the results
Top Ten Weird Histories (The Guardian): Lloyd Shepherd, author of The English Monster, chooses his favourite weird histories, from Never Let Me Go to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The death of books has been greatly exaggerated(The Guardian): Radical change is certainly producing some alarming symptoms – but much of the doomsayers’ evidence is anecdotal, and it’s possible to read a much happier story
A post from 2024: A not-entirely-serious look at the future of search
Various bits and pieces from the 2004 Glastonbury festival
Good things come: Reading Carter Beats the Devil a year too late
A series of columns badged as The Financial Hypochondriac
Staged fright: A family trip to Thorpe Park
Van extraordinaire: A trip around France in a campervan
King and I: Why I love Stephen King
Primary choice: A guide to choosing a primary school, for the paranoid middle classes
Pitch invasion: All about England World Cup songs
Tainted love: Celebrating Soft Cell