New novel out in 2016.
Forthcoming Readings and Talks:
11th May 2017: Kellogg College, Oxford University, UK.
1st July: Bradford Literature Festival.
2nd July: Ledbury Poetry Festival.
University events at Warwick and Edinburgh in the second half of 2017 to be announced later.
November 2017: Seemanchal Literature Festival, India.
TO H. C. ANDERSEN
Outside the walls you crashed with Danish words,
I hold a match between finger and thumb;
Its burning opens no door, no passage.
I can almost make sense in your language:
I’m no bewitched mermaid; I have my tongue,
And poems flutter in its cage like birds.