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...
Why I got rid of Adblock Plus

Why I got rid of Adblock Plus

For years I’ve used an ad blocker, usually the ubiquitous AdBlock Plus. Why wouldn’t you? Pages load more quickly. And I very rarely click on ads anyway. But now I’ve made a conscious decision to stop. It’s a personal one. You’ll probably feel differently. But after...
Talking at the Fowey Festival, May 10

Talking at the Fowey Festival, May 10

I’ll be in Cornwall on May 10 at the delightful little coastal town of Fowey to talk books and writing with Daphne Skinnard, Assistant Managing Editor, BBC Radio Cornwall. This is part of the very busy Fowey Festival organised by the du Maurier Festival Society...
Setting up a chapter synopsis in Ulysses

Setting up a chapter synopsis in Ulysses

Most books aren’t a single massive chunk of text. They’re pieces in a narrative jigsaw that, in the end, link together to form a meaningful whole. I don’t outline a novel entirely before starting. But I do set myself waypoints in the narrative,...