Archive for February, 2012

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

A taste of MY NAME IS O

The twinkling lights of the city spread out below me, as far as I can see. Between the lights are great black shadows where the buildings are. Inside the buildings I imagine the people – eight million humans, most of them asleep. Do you ever get the feeling that your life isn’t your own? Do [...]

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

An Old Friend, an End and a Beginning

The one thing I didn’t like about being in Japan was that I missed my old friends. Then I discovered one living in Tokyo. This giant monster looming over Tokyo Tower is Maman, by Louise Bourgeois. I’d last seen Maman at a wonderful exhibition of Bourgeois’ work at London’s Tate Modern on the day of [...]

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Tuesday, February 7th, 2012


The MY NAME IS O launch party was a HOOT. Here, below, is a video I just uploaded of the two-minute reading I did from the book. Do you see the web address at the bottom of the screen – Click through and take a look! Yes, thanks to the sterling work of Katie [...]

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Thursday, February 2nd, 2012


LOOK! SHINY! …Ahem, sorry, rather excited. What I mean is, these are finished copies of my new novella for Barrington Stoke, MY NAME IS O. I knew about the stickers, which (NB) are fully removable and come off without leaving a mark. What I didn’t know was how the mirror effect on the cover was [...]

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