Just off to Vancouver for Malcolm Lowry: A Centenary Celebration (July 23-25, 2009). I'll be giving a paper on sound in Lunar Caustic and flying home on his hundredth birthday, 28th July. I'll be raising a glass to him on the plane.
I'm a fiction writer and critic, with a special interest in the short story genre. My books include Writing Short Stories (Routledge), Alice Munro (Northcote House) and The Real Louise and Other Stories (Headland). My fiction been included in various magazines and anthologies, e.g.The Virago Book of Love and Loss, Metropolitan, London Magazine, Manchester Stories 3 (Comma Press), and Transmission Magazine.