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eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops)

Why the author is not yet dead

At writers’ festivals, both as a member of the audience and as participant, I’m always fascinated by the number of questions that attempt to tease out a writer’s connection to […]

Viv and Gamba

The truth in fiction

The truth in fiction, fact in fiction, historical novels and fictional histories: the line is very blurred. One of my latest short stories has a dog as the protagonist who […]


The timelessness of story

On January 2, the day following our New Year party, I woke to reflect on time and on the heavy burden so many of us hang upon the branches of […]