US Tour

September 15, 2015 § Leave a comment

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I’m very excited about appearing at some great independent bookstores in the US and Canada over the next 6 weeks to promote my first novel, The Casualties. Thanks to all at Powerhouse in New York for a great launch for the book on September 3rd as well. I also want to thank Creative Scotland for helping fund the tour.

September 24- Box of Delights Bookshop, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

September 29 – Lunenburg Bound, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

October 5 – Powell’s bookstore, Portland, OR, with Marjorie Sandor

October 13 – Octopus Literary Salon, Oakland, CA

October 16 – Book Passage, San Fransisco with Matthew Siegel

October 20 – Sundance Books, Reno, Nevada

Oct 31 – Louisiana Book Festival, Baton Rouge

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Everyday Corruption in China

September 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

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I write about the Tianjin explosion and the need to reform low-level governance in China on the LRB Blog.

Review in TLS

September 11, 2015 § Leave a comment

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Thanks to Rian Thum for a very fair review in the Times Literary Supplement (9/11) of China’s Forgotten People in which he calls it ‘the most reliable journalistic account published in the past few decades’ and a ‘much-needed resource’.

Time Out Shanghai

September 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

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There’s a Q and A about China’s Forgotten People in the new issue of Time Out Shanghai.

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