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2019 Tramp Press bag ‘stunning’ Bourke debut. ‘Line’ shortlisted for Fitzcarraldo Novel Prize. ‘The Hands Of The Andes’ published in ‘Still World Turning’ by No Alibis Press.  ‘The Envelope’ shortlisted for New Irish Writing Award. 2018 ‘Did You Put The Weasels...
WHAT I’VE BEEN READING

WHAT I’VE BEEN READING

A list of what I’ve been reading over the last year or two (and I’m sure I’m missing a few) – I hope to review at least some of them soon if I get time: In the ‘to-read next’ pile: What Ends – Andrew Ladd The Eyre Affair – Jasper Fford The Knives of Villalejo – Mathew...
SPILL SIMMER FALTER WITHER

SPILL SIMMER FALTER WITHER

I have just started ‘Spill Summer Falter Wither’ and I must say it is very good so far. I am about 50 pages in – and nothing has happened, apart from a man has adopted a one-eyed dog. This is exactly the type of book I like – nothing happens per-se, yet the minutiae...
JACK UNDERWOOD’S 20 POETRY TENETS

JACK UNDERWOOD’S 20 POETRY TENETS

Keeping with the theme of guidance for writing, I reckon you could do worse than follow some of Jack Undwerwood’s 20 poetry tenets, which I have pasted below. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Jack at Goldsmith’s and although these ‘tenets’ are somewhat...