Gentle Axe

Taking Longer

It’s weird. I’ve averaged writing more or less a book a year for the last eight years: My first published novel, Taking Comfort, came out in 2006. Then Gentle Axe was published in 2007. Vengeful Longing came out in 2008. Then I had a year without a a book coming out. That was 2009. Then …

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A literary introduction to St Petersburg.

Russian travel company, ULKO Tours, has published a blog post about St Petersburg’s literary connections. You know the sort of thing, Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky… and me! I was very flattered to find myself included in such company – even more so to be mentioned in the same paragraph as J.M. Coetzee!

Video review, in French

There’s a wonderful French bookseller called Gerard Collard of La Griffe Noire bookshop, who records video reviews of books. Great idea, especially when you’re such an assured and engaging performer as Monsieur Collard. Below is his review of the French edition of A Gentle Axe, which bears the French title of L’Ame Detournee. Sorry no …

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