Interview in Aesthetica magazine

This explains some of the thinking behind my second novel, Under The Mountain, especially the idea of truth being a depreciable asset, and my interest in the way we construct potentially false narratives around terrifying / terroristic events.

Download the interview here

Keynote speech: ‘Style Versus Content’ at the EWWC, Beijing

This is a video of my speech at the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference, in Beijing. I spoke about how we use stories to pass survival tips to each other, and I quoted some lines from the poems of Adrienne Rich and the imprisoned Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo.

Read the speech here

Watch the video here on YouTube