Lost Theatre


Just a quick note.



Another chance to see ShadowStage’s Hang-Ups film based on one of my short stories, this time at the Lost Theatre as part of their 5 Minute Festival. If you’re around Lambeth-way in late November, please give it a wave of your eyelids.

Issue 3 of Night and Day, the goddamn beautifully rejiggered quarterly online magazine from Vintage Books, features my story ‘Synaesthete, Would Like To Meet’.



With contributions from Toby Martinez de la Rivas, Rachael Allen, Anthony Gormley and Edmund de Waal (amongst others), it’s a cracking read and looks good enough to eat. Available on all possible digital devices for precisely £0.



Early November saw audio magazine 4’33” host their first live night at the Betsey Trotwood in Clerkenwell. Stories ranged from the hysterical to the lyrical to the improbable to the Budgerigarical, and it was a real pleasure to have been asked to scramble onstage alongside the other writers.

Tremulous and bracing thanks to editor Mike Wendling for organising the event, and to the other readers: Nick Hogg, Dulcie Few, Bahar Brunton, Emer O’Toole, Gavin Inglis, Lynsey May, Kate Brown, Marcus Speh, Katy Darby, Thomas Legrand and Richard House are all names to add to your bookmarks and bookshelves. Special thanks to Katy Darby for teaching me how to carry a pint glass of wasabi peas in my pocket: it’s now going on the CV.

A recording of the night should be along soon; ever the professional, I tripped over my words a fair bit just to reassure everyone that it was live.