the news

2020 Goldsmiths Prize shortlist. I’m delighted to find myself on it with The Sunken Land Begins To Rise Again, in the company of such inventive & exciting novelists; & I’m going to need to thank a lot of people, starting with everyone who’s supported me here over the last decade or so. You know who you are. It’s been an eerie, transitional period for me as a writer. I don’t see an end to that now, because–whatever the New Statesman says in its oddly snobbish age- and genre-obsessed announcement–I feel more like a twenty five year old than I did when I was twenty five. The Sunken Land has its own page, here, and you can buy it from all your trusted outlets. Look out for further reviews–including Nina Allan in the LARB & one from the TLS. And news of a new book.