I am reading this at the moment, and it's basically reality if Trump wins the US presidency. Very disturbing sci-fi told through a young girl's diary. It also has an intro by the great William Gibson! I've missed reading sci-fi, it really brings me a lot of happiness.
If any of you want to win a copy of River of Ink, as well as this from the brilliant Maggie O' Farrell, the people at TripFiction are running a crazy book treasure hunt at the moment. They've been great supportera of #RiverofInk since the beginning, so go to www.tripfiction.com to join in! @TripFiction
Hey everyone, apologies for the long hiatus! I'll be getting back to posting regularly from now on. I've been away in Iraq, so I thought I'd come back with this: a photo of Baghdad's famous book market on Mutanabbi street. This is also where the writers and artists of Baghdad used to hang out, and (probably related) where you can find the strongest coffee in the city. It's an absolute sanctuary for book lovers!
Apologies for an excess of River of Ink posts recently, but my book was just nominated for The Guardian's Not The Booker Prize longlist! It's a prize where readers vote on which book they want to go through to the shortlist. So if any of you loved River of Ink and want to support it further, head along to the Not The Booker Prize page and leave a comment - that counts as your vote! I've been trying to work out how to say thanks to those who vote for me. Post a comment here if you voted, and if I get on the shortlist I'll do a video reading from River of Ink and tag you all in the video (I'll do it anyway if there's enough of you!). Thanks as always for all your love and support! You guys are amazing!
I just reached 10k followers, and what better way to celebrate than this amazing piece of art by @mika.caviola? Honestly it's been a wonderful year on Instagram, and I'm so grateful to everyone who's followed me along the way!
Heading off to Cheltenham for the 2000trees festival today - but just took this shot before I went. Quite an amazing book, a semi-fictionalised Iraq War memoir by an ex-soldier. Definitely worth a read...