A Small Overhaul

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I’ve just had a long-overdue spring-clean of my website, and have spruced it up a bit. Now that I’ve given the site a small overhaul, things should be a bit tidier and zippier. The impetus behind this is partly the looming launch date of my book Stealing With the Eyes, which is due out in mid-May. It seemed a shame …

Painting Her to My Own Mind

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A year or so back, I was invited by the Laurence Sterne Trust to contribute to their exhibition Paint Her to Your Own Mind, an exhibition with 147 artists and writers all contributing their visions of the ravishing Widow Wadman to fill the blank page left by Laurence Sterne in Tristram Shandy. As an ex art student in long-term recovery, …

A Decade of Books in Emojis

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This year marks a decade since the publication of my first book, Cargo Fever. As it is a Sunday morning, and I have nothing else to do, I thought I would mark the occasion by translating the titles of all my books into emoji. I’ve included my forthcoming books (😱🏦🔫) ➕👀 and Elee Kirk’s 📸🏛💭 on the list as well, …

Tanimbar Islands Website

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Recently, I’ve been working through the final proofs of my travel memoir, Stealing With the Eyes: Imaginings and Incantations in Indonesia, and the book is coming out from Haus Publishing in a couple of months’ time. But I’ve also been taking time out from proof-reading to re-build from scratch my website about the Tanimbar islands, Tanimbar.org.uk. I set up the …

Thinking about Killing – at Cambridge Union

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This evening, I’m heading to Cambridge where I’m taking part in a Cambridge Union debate on the motion ‘This House Would Kill One to Save Many’. Also debating are Professor Julian Savulescu from the University of Oxford, the prolific philosopher, writer and podcaster Nigel Warbuton, Professor Alexandra Tanensini from Cardiff, Charlotte Knowles from Birbeck, and Lucy Yu, who is head …