No Sleep Till Fruitmarket!

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I’m going on tour! Next week is Book Week Scotland, and I’m doing six gigs in six nights. Dates below. I’ll be bringing the guitar and playing some tunes as well as reading and chatting, and trying to do something different every night. Come along, mofos!

24th November, Penicuik Library, 7.30pm – Midlothian’s finest!

25th November, Portobello Library, Edinburgh, 7pm – My local library!

26th November, Rothesay Library, 7pm – Living on an island!

27th November, Bonnybridge Library, 7pm – UFO Capital of Scotland!

28th November, Arbroath Library, 7pm – Where I grew up!

29th November, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, 8pm – Noir art evening!

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A Czech Adventure

Here I am reading three short stories, ‘There are Easier Ways to Kill Yourself’, ‘The Funeral Crasher’ and ‘Beyond the Heliopause’, playing some tunes then answering questions from the audience. This all happened in Brno in the summer, as part of the Měsíc autorského čtení 2014.

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I pick three of my favourite ever books for The Sun

Here I am picking three of my favourite ever books in The Sun newspaper. Here’s a taster: one of them is Trainspotting. I’m just above the advert on home improvements, on the left hand side.

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My review of Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things in the Independent on Sunday

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And here’s my review of Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things in The Independent on Sunday. Pretty captivating, but not without its flaws, I thought.

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My latest Big Issue books round up

illustration by Mitch Blunt

illustration by Mitch Blunt

Here’s my latest books round up in the Big Issue magazine, books by Shaun Usher, Sophie Littlefield and Shelan Rodger. Enjoy!

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Rave review for The Dead Beat in The Puffin Review

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The Dead Beat just got an absolute rave review over at The Puffin Review, courtesy of Karyn Dougan. “Sharp, clean prose that moves at break-neck speed, there’s no stopping once you’ve started,” she writes. Thanks, Karyn!

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Linlithgow Book Festival tomorrow

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I’m delighted to be appearing at the Linlithgow Book Festival tomorrow with the wonderful Helen FitzGerald, 3.45pm in the Masonic Hall. See you there, folks!

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