‘[Wolfstongue] has all the makings of a modern classic with its exhilarating mix of ancient fable and contemporary issues… Not since Watership Down have animal dynamics felt so true and the political undertones so live’ – Alex O’Connell, The Times
‘The writing raises this to classic status… Gripping and profound, Wolfstongue may be for children but it is about being human’ – Amanda Craig, New Statesman
A lyrical fable about the power of language and the relationship between humans and the natural world.
“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.”
Issue Nine of the excellent Belfast literary magazine The Tangerine is out — a really strong selection of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, interviews, reviews and artwork. A story I wrote, ‘Eurydice Box’, is in there.
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!