Category Archives: 2 Ennerdale Drive: unauthorised biography

The state of our libraries

Zero Books, who published my 2 Ennerdale Drive: unauthorised biography (see the cover, right), are setting up a series of author readings in local libraries. Such a great idea, combining support for this amazing resource with publicising authors’ work. So … Continue reading

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Watch this space

It’s the beginning of 2016 and (in an entirely unscientific, impressionistic survey) pieces on the revival of long-form writing seem to have taken over many column inches this year from the usual seasonal cheeriness of the ‘end of the book’ … Continue reading

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Coming This Summer

Two good things on the horizon: I’m going to be presenting a  paper ‘The View from the Threshold: Writing the House at 2 Ennerdale Drive’ at the Spatial Perspectives conference at Oxford University on 22 June. You can read the … Continue reading

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The week is good …

And you can see/hear me at the Unofficial Histories Conference at the Bishopsgate Institute on Saturday 19 May. Title of my paper is: ‘Poetics of the Ordinary’: Writing 2 Ennerdale Drive: unauthorised biography

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What to do if …

… formats and software become obsolescent. I wrote about this in Ennerdale Drive, in relation to archive materials that become inaccessible when technology no longer exists to support them. I was writing particularly about sound but the same problems can … Continue reading

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On the Reauthoring Trail

Fantastic and exhausting weekend at the Reauthoring workshop, run by Sam Holdsworth and Greg Klerkx who I’ve never met before and my friend and fellow Whitstoblian Katherine May. With four other Kent-based writers – Peggy Riley, Sonia Overall, Neil Baker … Continue reading

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Book Launch, Wednesday 4 May

Please come! Download the poster (pdf) Alternatively, it really helps with getting the book into shops if you ask for it in bookshops. Thanks

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