As a result of hacking, all the home page images and many links have vanished. I hope to restore them as soon as possible. Apologies in the meantime for the bare, sad look of the site.
On Thursday March 13th at 7pm I’ll be talking about creative writing at the Burnavon Arts Centre (www.burnavon.com) in Cookstown, County Tyrone.
In December I gave a talk and reading (from the book I’m currently writing) in the Ulster Hall Belfast. I spoke about what I think is an artificial distinction between “literary” and “commercial” novels and I was sceptical about the belief of some male writers – notably V S Naipaul – that they can always tell if a novel has been written by a woman. I chose extracts from 12 novels and gave printed copies of these extracts to the audience to take away, study and guess whether the authors were male or female, “literary” or “commercial”.
Here are the extracts. (Authors at the end.)
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