January 13, 2016 § Leave a comment
January 12, 2016 § Leave a comment
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.
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, the 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).
November 6, 2015 § Leave a comment
This week I wrote about China’s plans to end the one-child policy on the London Review of Books Blog.
October 30, 2015 § Leave a comment
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:
October 12, 2015 § Leave a comment
I have a new story in the Autumn issue of The Southern Review.