China Rhyming

January 18, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

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Thanks to Paul French for his piece on China’s Forgotten People on his excellent blog, which has a lot of good material on the erosion of China’s visible history.

Letter to LRB

January 13, 2016 § Leave a comment

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I wrote a response to Seymour Hersh’s recent piece on Syria in the London Review of Books.

For your listening pleasure

January 13, 2016 § Leave a comment

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I read out my short story ‘And Then’ from the latest issue of The Southern Review.

Powells Best of 2015.

January 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

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Thanks to Powells for featuring The Casualties on their Best of 2015 list, as picked by their booksellers – probably my favourite group of people to be liked by.

Urbanisation in Xinjiang

December 17, 2015 § Leave a comment

There’s an interesting piece on urbanisation in Xinjiang by Wade Shepard at The Diplomat (in which I am quoted). He writes about Horgos, theĀ  border town near Yining, where I used to live, and the speed with which Horgos is being transformed into a municipality. In general terms, it seems that the development of this much vaunted New Silk Road is centered around the north of Xinjiang, and thus runs the risk of further widening the economic gap between it and the south of the region (which is where most Uyghurs live).

The Two-Child Policy

November 6, 2015 § Leave a comment

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This week I wrote about China’s plans to end the one-child policy on the London Review of Books Blog.

Louisiana Book Festival

October 30, 2015 § Leave a comment

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I’ll be at the Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge on Sat 31 November.

As well as a solo event for The Casualties, I’ll also be taking part in what’s likely to be a great panel about 80 years of The Southern Review, a magazine I’m proud to contribute to. Here are a few of the stories I’ve written for them:

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