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September 25, 2019

Click here for my new short story, "The Killing of Crazy JaDa" from OBLITERATI PRESS



July 17, 2018

The story of the ‘headscarf revolutionaries’ has travelled the world and come home again. Today I was sent this photograph of a new street sign for "Lil Bilocca Way" on the aptly-named Meaux Rise, Kingswood, Hull.

For it was from the Meaux Cistercian Abbey at Wawne, nea...

July 11, 2018

“[With] prose superior to film in capturing brief, confusing, life-or-death situations. This meticulously researched history moves along with the pace of a novel, recreating a world where the tragedy would go unreported for hours because newspapers and even TV news shu...

June 17, 2018

On the No.62 bus to Hope Street, upstairs with my Da.

Him in the coat that went on the bed on cold nights.

Through a wee hand-wiped porthole we would see

the fading names atop the tell-tale tenements.

Moses McCulloch, Iron Founder, Gallowgate,

AA Massey & Sons, Purveyors a...

June 15, 2018

We Know What We Are – Russ Litten. (Obliterati Press, 2018)

This debut short story collection from novelist Russ Litten is, to paraphrase Yeats, a thing of terrible beauty. This flip-side look at the “city of culture” from which the author hails does not hold back.