Greetings, Creatures! I come bearing news of events, interviews and reviews.
This is the ScotLitFest weekend and they have a fantastic programme. ScotLitFest takes place online, which means I can stay in my jammies (my kinda festival). I’m going to be involved in a twitter discussion with Laura Lam, Claire McFall, and chair Sim Bajwa on Saturday 4pm-5pm, so pop by and fire some questions our way.
I’m also going to be a part of the ScotLitFest instagram takeover.
Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe
My next event will involve me appearing in Real Life, so no jammies. I’ll be reading an extract from Goblin at Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe on Thursday 10th August 6pm.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
You can then find me at the Edinburgh International Book Festival alongside South Korean author Hwang Sok-yong, chaired by Stuart Kelly, on Wednesday 16 August 7pm. Come join us for tales of outlaws and exiles.
I’m eligible for the First Book Award if you would like to vote for Goblin.
“When I felt like my world had shrunk due to illness, lack of income, and an inaccessible disabling society, the library offered solace, hope, knowledge, and the power needed to forge ahead into a new life.”
Interviews and Reviews
“It’s all story-telling. What a beautiful, psychologically real way of showing up social constructs, and illuminating both the slippery and powerful nature of words. Goblin is the most ‘real unreal’ book I’ve read. It has a beautiful truth, despite being so expressly a mermaid’s treasure trove of lies.” – writer SK Farrell wrote a review of Goblin that left me just a tiny bit stunned.
Coming up: Lisa Guidarini at Bluestalking Journal interviewed me and reviewed Goblin – this will appear in Glasgow Review of Books in August. I also had the pleasure of being interviewed by writer Eris Young for The Fountain, also to appear in August. An interview in the Midlothian Advertiser should be out in the next couple of weeks.