What comprises non-human life?

An article and extracts from my novella MEANDA have just been published on the Zooetics website. Zooetics is part of the 5 year Frontiers in Retreat art research project. With artists Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas and curator Viktorija Siaulyte, I have been exploring radical future potentialities for interspecies relations and notions of Nature. Inspired by…

The Write Stuff in France

An article on English writers living in France, featuring an interview with me, has just been published in the August issue of Living France magazine. It includes information on writers groups, the Writing at the Castle writing workshops, literary festivals in France including Parisot and Charroux, and The English Library in Villefranche-de-Rouergue.

New exoplanet novella published

The Exoplanet Lot exhibition, organised by MAGP, opens tonight. Visitors will go on an expedition to artworks sited in the Lot Valley, France. The MAGP gallery in Cajarc features works by Tania Candiani and Angelika Markul. From there, visitors travel by bus and bike to works in the landscape by Thomas Lasbouygues, Caroline Le Mehaute,…

New historical novel – proofs arrived

Proofs for my new historical novel, Conquest: Daughter of the Last King, arrived today. Very exciting. The book will be published by Impress Books in September and is the first in a trilogy, telling the story of the 12th century Welsh princess, Nest ferch Rhys, and the struggles between the Welsh and the Normans.  …

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The water moved her silently through the lilypatch, towards the river bank, for a better view of the white sphere.     Follow daily on @Meanda55555

Meanda – a novella about a watery exoplanet

My new novella, Meanda, about a watery exoplanet, has just gone off to the French translator. It will be published in English and French as an ebook on 1 July 2016 and is available for pre-order now on Amazon. More on Lot Valley Log.  

300 Days of Sun

My interview with novelist Deborah Lawrenson is just published on The Displaced Nation. A free copy of Deborah’s lastest novel, 300 Days of Sun, is on offer to a competition winner.

Where I Write

A short article on my writing process and places has just been published by Impress Books on their Blog ‘Where I Write’. In her delightful book, Three Rivers of France, Freda White wrote about Saint Cirq Lapopie, where I am currently writer in residence: ‘The village clambers up an escarpment so steep that the door…

new book on Willem de Kooning

My review of Rosalind Krauss’ new book, Willem de Kooning Nonstop has just been published in Times Higher Education magazine. Her book is ‘the culmination of a lifetime spent pondering [de Kooning’s] paintings and the pictorial intelligence behind them.’

Exoplanet Lot Approaching

If you happen to be anywhere near the Lot Valley on 13 May 6.30pm  do come along to the Work in Progress Presentations at Maisons Daura in Saint Cirq Lapopie for the forthcoming Exoplanet Lot exhibition organised by MAGP. The exhibition will be at open-air sites between Cajarc and Saint Cirq Lapopie from 3 July…