“I started writing Wolfstongue for my son, who has speech difficulties and has always loved wolves… I hope the book takes readers on an adventure while also offering them a myth that they may find useful: a myth about how language can trap us or make us free, about the self-doubt we feel when we can’t find the words we need, and about how human stories have power to shape the natural world.”
Nicholas Royle’s Best British Short Stories 2019 is out today from Salt Publishing.
Including my story ‘The Heights of Sleep’!
Still Worlds Turning is just out from No Alibis Press, edited by Emma Warnock. An anthology of twenty new stories by writers from the UK, Ireland and elsewhere: Niall Bourke, Lucy Caldwell, Jan Carson, Judyth Emanuel, Wendy Erskine, Louise Farr, Lauren Foley, Ian Green, Daniel Hickey, Michael Holloway, Suzanne Joinson, Niamh MacCabe, Laura-Blaise McDowell, Gerard McKeown, Mandy Taggart, Catherine Talbot, Sam Thompson, Joanna Walsh, Dawn Watson, Eley Williams — plus an introduction by June Caldwell.
Really pleased my story ‘Seafront Gothic’ is in there!
My story Where You Are is available to hear on BBC Radio, performed by Stuart Graham. A father searches for his son…