antzThe Shock of the Fall won the 2013 Costa Book of the Year and the 2014 Betty Trask Prize

You can buy The Shock of the Fall on Amazon (who avoid paying tax) or from your local independent bookshop where you can pick it up, leaf through the pages, give it a tumblr_mz7875ZdyJ1ru30e4o1_400sniff, and maybe even share meaningful eye-contact with an attractive stranger. Take a look around this site to find out more about me and my writing, and please feel free to get in touch.

P.S. Sorry about the ants.


P.P.S. If it’s not too forward of me to suggest it, we could even meet. I’ll be appearing at these events:

September 5 – 7th: Morges Lit Fest, Switzerland.

October 4th: Birmingham Lit Fest, UK.

October 5th: Cheltenham Lit Fest, UK.

October 12th: Wells Lit Fest, UK.

October 14th: Encounters Cultural Festival, North Lanarkshire, UK (for now, anyway).

October 20th: Chester Lit Fest, UK.

October 25th: Plymouth International Book Fest, UK.

November 5th: TEDx Talk, Bath, UK.

Jan 21 – 24th 2015: Rancho Mirage Festival, Palm Springs, US.