Here’s the Best New Author award that Fear magazine gave me and which pretty much launched my writing career. It’s a lovely, hand-painted item and I was very proud to win. Publisher John Gilbert has just relaunched the mag.
I’ll be appearing at the Wantage (Not Just) Betjeman Litarary Festival on November 3rd, on a panel discussing fantasy and science fiction alongside Ben Aaronovitch, Mark Charan Newton and Mary Hoffman. No idea about the specifics of what we’ll be discussing, but it runs for a whopping hour and a half, so undoubtedly we’ll reach your favourite or most hated topic at some point.
The venue is Wantage’s Shush nightclub, beginning at 3.30pm, so you’ll be done in time to set off your fireworks.
Details on the website: http://www.wantagebetjeman.com
Edinburgh, from the top of Arthur’s Seat.
I’ve always been fascinated by the secret spaces in cities – the abandoned tube stations in London, or the catacombs in Paris which I wrote about in The Scar-Crow Men and Lord of Silence.