Tag Archives: writing

On Richard Ford and Me and And …

When I heard Richard Ford was to publish a new novel this year, I was as breathless as a One Direction fan who’s won a ticket to a meet-and-greet and stayed up all night fantasising about marrying Niall or Harry. … Continue reading

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Welcome to Welcome to Normal

Should have posted this yesterday, but I’ve been tied up reading my new book so that I can remember what I did to write it. (One of many great tips from my publicist of the late 90s: read your book … Continue reading

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My Next Book – Written Next Monday, Published next Tuesday

I’m in the habit of thinking that my next book is July’s Welcome to Normal (the collection in Australia and NZ, the e-story everywhere else). But, no, my next book is a far crazier, far more compressed creature that has … Continue reading

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On wine bottle closures and the way we read

We’re prepared to pay seventeen bucks at my place for a personal designer pizza so, to go with it, we should have a reasonable bottle of wine. I just picked up a ten-year-old merlot from the wine shelves I euphemistically … Continue reading

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blogging, unblogging and the missing 273 words

With The Fix only a few days old, I’ve already been asked several times what the blogs written by Josh, the central character, are actually like. There was a time between drafts – I can’t remember which drafts, but it … Continue reading

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