Very happy to have work in Story Cities: A City Guide for the Imagination, published by Arachne Press on 6th June.
A book of stories responding to, reflecting and re-imagining the fictional city, Story Cities is part of a research project from the University of Greenwich and is inspired by Italo Calvino’s classic novel Invisible Cities from 1972.
My flash, Dance Where No One Watches, is concerned with perfect moments and never to be repeated encounters in the city at night.
There will be a northern launch for the book, in Manchester. Date tbc.
One Song carries essays from writers writing about one song that is special or resonates with them.
My own essay is about Jesse by Scott Walker, from his 2006 album Drift. The song is named after Elvis Presley’s still born twin brother; in it, I talk about how the song has preserved Presley’s legacy more appropriately than those who are officially tasked to look after it.