This Census-Taker

February 9, 2016 § Leave a comment

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I review China Mieville’s new novella in the latest Literary Review. My three-word verdict: ‘confused and confusing’.

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.

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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