Here I am at the Keynes Library, Gordon Square on Thursday 20 September 2018, with some of the other contributors of The Mechanics’ Institute Review 15 (MIR15):
Back row: Sarah Dale, Vicky Grut (messy hair), Amal Adams, Valentine Carter, Lou Kramskoy, Jay Barnett, Ian Critchley (face obscured), Mykola Moss, Kate Ellis. Front row: Len Lukowski (standing), Sogol Sur, Arhondia, Jane E. Roberts. Other contributors include Ailsa Cox, Megan Bradbury, Jonathan Kemp and Leone Ross.
‘A fabulous collection,’ says the fabulous Kevin Barry.
‘Daring, intimate and zeitgeisty stories,’ says Arifa Akbar.
This morning’s post brought me two lovely lime-green copies of Harvard Review #52, all the way from Cambridge, Massachusetts. My story is the final piece in the whole journal and they’ve mentioned me on the back cover – a real honour. I’m dazzled to be in the company of Lee Gutkind, ‘Godfather of Creative Nonfiction’, and the wonderous Paul Muldoon.
I’m delighted to announce that my collection of 14 short stories will be published in October 2018. I’ll be taking part in various events later in the year, which I’ll post in News & Events. I hope to see some familiar faces!