Overview

Xenophilia – mapping my love of strangers

11/12/2017

You can test your love for me by reading this overview of 24 short fictions inspired by my latest novel. Or you can do what any normal person would do and just ignore it entirely. Cling to your hatred, fool. See if I care.

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News

“Spring Cleaning” nominated for Pushcart Prize

10/12/2017

This week Ellipsis Zine announced that my flash piece “Spring Cleaning” was one of their five nominees for the Pushcart Prize. Only later – after scouting around online – did I realise that it’s quite an honour to be nominated for this prestigious award.

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Short story

Me and Tweety and Dog Man and You

10/12/2017

There are guys in here who make Charles Manson look like Mr. Bean with a beard. They are feral and fickle and unshackled by conscience. But I do not fear them, for I am one of them.

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News

Unbearable Joy – a Slovenian translation from my latest novel

10/12/2017

Neznosna radost – Unbearable Joy – is the beautiful Slovenian title of a story from my latest novel Van Kleine Helden (All The Little Heroes), which was recently published in the leading Slovenian literary magazine Literatura.

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Interview

An interview with ZeroFlash

13/11/2017

What got you into writing?

What inspires you?

These are just a few of the questions I answered for ZeroFlash Magazine.

What makes you write even when the nights are long, your fingers ache and your eyes droop?

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Review

“Life in a box at his feet” | excerpts from EllipsisZine's ONE

12/11/2017

How does one characterise such a rich and incredibly diverse collection of flash fiction? “Genius might be pushing it a bit” (Sarah Wallis), so I think I’ll go with “life in a box at his feet” (Nick Black).

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Nieuws

Van kleine helden | recensies, interviews & optredens

14/11/2017

Mijn nieuwe roman Van kleine helden verscheen op 30 mei bij Nijgh & Van Ditmar. Hieronder antwoorden op brandende vragen en een overzicht van recensies, interviews en optredens.

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Nieuws | Van kleine helden

Presentatie 'Van kleine helden' in De Balie op 8 juni

30/5/2017

Eindelijk is het zover. Op 8 juni wordt mijn nieuwe roman feestelijk gepresenteerd in De Balie met het programma Goddeloze Barmhartigheid, met bijdragen van Stella Bergsma, Pieter Hilhorst en Rebekka de Wit. Lees verder om kaartjes (met of zonder boek) te bestellen. Ik verheug me op jullie komst.

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Nieuws | Van kleine helden

Schietstoel | nu in De Revisor

12/11/2017

Het verhaal "Schietstoel" uit mijn nieuwe roman "Van kleine helden' is nu te lezen bij De Revisor.

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Kort verhaal | Van kleine helden

Bijzonderheden | Praag

13/11/2017

"Ignác Vrana haast zich in de kleine uurtjes van een woensdag door Havlíčkovy Park als hij een laken aantreft, dat het landschap ontsiert als een bleke gumvlek in een fraaie potloodtekening." - een kort verhaal uit mijn nieuwe roman Van kleine helden.

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Short Story

Peculiarities | Prague

13/11/2017

Ignác Vrana is hurrying through Havlíčkovy Park in the early hours of a Wednesday when he spots a large, white sheet, marring the landscape like an eraser smudge in a fine drawing...

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On writing

The first time I died - thoughts on writing

11/4/2017

This is a cumulative collection of musings on creativity and writing, excerpted from interviews and blogs, to be supplemented and revised from time to time.

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A 600-Word Story

Flasher of Fiction

30/5/2017

There once was a writer whose mind was like an overexcited child, incapable of sitting still, unable to shut up, raised on a diet of candyfloss, Coca-Cola and electricity. To keep the unruly child occupied, the writer churned out an incessant stream of novels, short fiction, blogs, poems, six-word stories and #OneWordHashtags.

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Reblogged from 2009

Dr Obsequious & Mr Raving Psycho Loon

11/4/2017

Because I am not the only person living in my house, we have a cat. The other people living in my house (a woman and two small children) love the cat, but they very quickly broke their promise to feed and water it and to clean out the kitty litter. They leave that to me, the only person in the house who is indifferent to the cat. And so the cat loves me most.

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Poetry

Five Twitter Poems | Trumposaurus Rex

11/4/2017

Don’t push a poem

don’t drag it out

against a wall

and stand it up

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Poetry

Five Twitter Poems | Your Grim Equation

11/4/2017

My mother is building a monument

bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza

my memory her loyal slave

reducing my mind to desert

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Blog

How Racism Works - A 15-Point Primer

11/4/2017

Racism is much like superstition, phobias and even religion. Bear with me as I walk you through my thinking.

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On writing

Compendium of Useless Writing Tips

31/8/2017

This compendium of #UselessWritingTips will be regularly updated. Or not. They have been posted in reverse order to save you having to scroll down. You should be writing, not reading tips.

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