Wind&Bones

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A few months ago, without much fanfare, my fellow-writer Hannah Stevens and I launched a new project called Wind&Bones. Wind&Bones (we nicked the name from medieval Chinese writer, Liu Xie 刘勰) runs workshops, community projects and creative events that get to the heart of what it means to write well. We see writing not just as an end in itself …

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, …

Now Represented by C+W

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I’m very pleased to have found myself a new agent at C+W, where I will be represented by the excellent Emma Finn. I’m very much looking forward to getting started on work with Emma on two non-fiction projects that have been in the works for a long time: one big, single-themed project that ranges across anthropology, philosophy, literature, history and …

Chance Pieces on Creative Transformations Asia Blog

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A few weeks back Michael Keane, who is a Professor of Chinese Media at Curtin University and who runs the Digital China Lab, wrote a very generous review of my Sixty-Four Chance Pieces over on the Creative Transformations Asia blog. Here’s an extract. There is so much in the book to savour if you like a taste of magic realism …