• India Mar-Apr 2013 Miss Mango Slice 6
    The tale about a day in the life of Satish, a lifeguard on one of Goa’s extensive beaches finds a […]
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    Never  before been asked to write to a remit. Pleased to have been approached by the editors of ‘Visual Verse’, […]
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    1980s Punjab, and a restless teenager’s urge for independence plays out against the backdrop of Sikh unrest. Accepted for publication […]
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    My short story, ‘The Wrong Question’, has been accepted for online publication by ‘The Bombay Review’. The story concerns the […]
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    ‘Flamingo Land and Other Stories’ launched last week at Waterstones, Piccadilly, London. The book includes ‘The Work of Lesser-Known Artists.’ […]
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  • Attended the prize-giving ceremony of the Olga Sinclair Short Story competition in Norwich on Tuesday 20th October. The competition is […]
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  • My latest – or should I say, my only – very short short story goes live today on the website […]
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  • I’ve only just discovered – because I wasn’t notified – that I had three short stories longlisted in the Fish […]
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  • What a tremendous week-end! There must be something in this summer solstice business. First of all, it’s the first International […]
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  • As a Northerner, I am not greatly given to superlatives, unless they feature sweary words, but this evening’s session on […]
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  • The second session yesterday evening featured writer Ben Okri talking about his considerable oeuvre. Interestingly, the room virtually emptied of its […]
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  • Spending a large part of this week-end at the London Short Story Festival taking place at Waterstones, Piccadilly, London, and […]
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  • A great day spent with friends on Sunday 8th March, reading from and discussing fiction that comments directly or indirectly […]
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    Food and Fiction. With her partner, Naresh, Janet will be hosting an informal event to mark International Women’s Day 2015. […]
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  • Discover the conclusion to ‘Degsie’s All-time Runners’, a story about how a cat manages to destabilise the lives of two […]
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  • Find out how Degsie’s getting on now, as he transfers from one household to another. Story written and read by […]
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  • Instalment 2 of Degsie’s All-time Runners’ goes live on YouTube today. This story, about a cat with a ‘distributed’ lifestyle […]
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    Due for publication in the finalists’ anthology over the next few months, ‘The Queen of Campbeltown’ is about a little […]
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  • The London Short Award, 2014
    ‘The Work of Lesser-known Artists’ is joint runner-up in the London Short Story Competition 2014.  These are the quotes from […]
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