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Now on Facebook and Instagram

I’ve been a bit preoccupied with work for most of this year so you haven’t had much to read here. That will change a bit over the coming months as long-term projects come to fruition. To that end I realise I’ve been a bit remiss about maintaining all...
Hempstead Library, Gillingham, Kent, August 31

Hempstead Library, Gillingham, Kent, August 31

It’s always a pleasure to be talking in a library. Without them I’d never have been a writer in the first place. On August 31 you’ll find me in Gillingham in my native Kent, talking books and writing at Hempstead Library. The event starts at 7.30 pm....
Please stop comparing Lady Macbeth to Sarah Vine

Please stop comparing Lady Macbeth to Sarah Vine

I steer clear of politics here because a) Lord knows there’s enough of it out there already and b) I don’t write horror. But there’s one widespread falsehood (yes, I know, among so many) circulating out there right now which needs to be addressed....
Little Sister, the third Pieter Vos novel

Little Sister, the third Pieter Vos novel

Little Sister, the third Pieter Vos novel is out in the UK today from Pan Macmillan. Dutch readers can expect it from Boekerij on September 15 when I will be in the Netherlands for some promotion. I like to make each book in a series different to the ones that come...
Macbeth goes straight to number one in Germany

Macbeth goes straight to number one in Germany

Macbeth: Ein Epos, my German dramatisation of the Shakespeare classic, only went live on Saturday. But I’m delighted to say we went straight to number one in the charts as you can see above. Thanks again to everyone at Audible.de and the fantastic cast who...
Macbeth: a new dramatic version in German

Macbeth: a new dramatic version in German

It’s amazing to think that it’s now five years since the arrival of Macbeth: A Novel, the audio adaptation of Shakespeare’s great tragedy I co-wrote with A.J. Hartley. Since then we’ve returned to the subject matter with Hamlet of course. Both...
Mac and iOS tip: a quick way to type accents

Mac and iOS tip: a quick way to type accents

They say you learn something new every day. I’m not sure about that but last night I discovered something through Twitter that I never knew about: a quick way to generate foreign accents on the Mac and on iOS. Foreign accents on Windows were always a nightmare...