I recently contributed an essay to the Scottish Review of Books about the semi-neglected Scottish novelist James Kennaway, which is now up on their website. I say only semi-neglected because he seems to be the subject of perennial reappraisals which never quite elevate him to the level in the pantheon that his admirers evidently feel he deserves. He’s an interesting if not fundamentally very significant writer, and I hope I give an even-handed account of his work here.
My blog post for the Scottish Book Trust ‘How I Write’ page is up on their site now.
My review of William Gibson’s new novel, ‘The Peripheral’, has been published in The Herald: http://www.heraldscotland.com/mobile/books-poetry/reviews/book-review-the-peripheral-by-william-gibson-penguin-putnam-1899-x.25842889?
My review of Irene Nemirovsky’s ‘The Fires of Autumn’ has been published in The Herald.
I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment; I’ve had another short story accepted, this time by the excellent Causeway magazine. This is print only, so I don’t have a link to the actual work, but why not take a look at the mag’s website anyway.
I’ve had a short story accepted in ‘Don’t Do It’ magazine. Here’s the link.