I'll be joining Tim Winton and Paul Howarth to talk about our new novels, West, The Shepherd's Hut and Only Killers and Thieves. Tickets here.
The wonderful Woodstock Bookshop is 10 years old and I'm delighted to be part of the celebrations on the evening of Friday May 11th. Social historian Julie Summers will be talking about her new book Uninvited Guests and I'll be talking about West.
The Fly’s new editor, Sally Rooney, talks here with Sarah Gilmartin about the magazine’s 20th anniversary anthology, just out. With readings of excerpts from five of the stories, including The Quiet, beautifully read by Nora Pyne.
I'm delighted to have a story in this new anthology celebrating the Fly's first twenty years. Edited by Declan Meade and Sarah Gilmartin, it collects 40 short stories first published in the magazine and includes fiction by Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry, Sara Baume, Claire-Louise Bennett, Claire Keegan, Molly McCloskey and Lisa McInerney. More details here.
Sarah Jessica Parker gave an interview on Girlboss Radio recently, and gave us a rundown of five books she's been enjoying. So pleased to see West and The Redemption of Galen Pike on there.
Thrilled that the Toronto Star has included West on their list of 20 forthcoming books to look out for. Take a look at the full list here.
The Redemption of Galen Pike is on the Toronto Star's list of the top 10 books of last year. See the full list here.
The Globe and Mail's editors and reviewers have compiled a list of their favourite hundred books of 2017 here.
The Redemption of Galen Pike is a Women's National Book Association choice in the U.S. for its Great Group Reads 2017. Details and advice for reading groups here:
You can read my essay on how the settlement of the American West can help us understand the nativism of Donald Trump here.
I will be in conversation with Professor Ruth Robbins of Leeds Beckett University as part of the university's (Re)Writing Yorkshire series.
Readings are taking place throughout the world following a call from the International Literature Festival in Berlin to raise awareness of the plight of the Palestinian-born poet, Ashraf Fayadh, who is under sentence of death in Saudi Arabia, accused of apostasy and the promotion of atheism.
Salt Publishing has joined forces with the excellent Galley Beggar Press to make a book about refugees: 11 stories by 11 authors. It costs £5. All proceeds will be directed to aid organisations on Kos.
I'm looking forward to appearing with Crista Ermiya and Stuart Evers on Saturday October 17th at Durham's Palace Green Library at 1pm. We'll all be reading from our new collections and discussing short stories with Claire Malcolm. For tickets visit here
I will be in conversation about my novel West with Salvatore Scibona, the novelist and director of the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center, on Thursday May 3rd, 7-8 pm. Reservations here.
On Saturday April 28th at 7pm I'll be at the wonderful R.J. Julia bookstore in Madison, Connecticut, to talk about West - details here.