Saturday, October 23, 2004

Support your local bookshops

If you're in northwest London, don't waste your money on Amazon delivery charges. Just pop in to the Willesden Bookshop, Kilburn Books or Queens Park Books and get yourself a copy of The London Silence while there are still a few in stock. Alternatively, I'm sure your local bookshop would be happy to order it for you.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Strike up the zither

I have won "a set of Graham Greene centenary editions" from Guardian Unlimited Books. I always enter their competitions, very easy - only a couple of clicks and one question to answer.

Friday, October 01, 2004

Jimmy goes to Bloomsbury

"This was the best Festival I`ve ever been involved in. There was a refreshing urgency about it, a point to it that Festivals often lack. Well done everyone!" William Trevor

From the Asham Award website account of the recent Small Wonder short story festival:

"Saturday evening featured the Short Story Slam, with Simon Fanshawe hosting. Fifteen stories were read, the title Just Good Friends stretching to encompass a weird variety of subject matter - Siamese twins, a diary that erased itself, a tale in the form of a game of consequences, a woman who finds an alter ego, as well as the more predictably a one night stand and an unfaithful wife. Of the eight finalists the audience chose a clear winner in Sean Lusk, with his story Baby. We hope to put this on the website soon...Read Stephen Moran's slam story Jimmy."