Pos­to­j­na is a place – like me – dis­tin­guished, above all, by what lies beneath. This is Slovenia’s karst ter­ri­to­ry. Scratch the sur­face and one enters the spele­o­log­i­cal Shangri-la that is Pos­to­j­na’s remark­able net­work of caves. The jour­ney begins with …

Pos­to­j­na to Ljubl­jana to Bled Read more »

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In a spe­cial two-part work­shop at San­ta Sabi­na in mid-2017, I had the hon­our of work­ing with an incred­i­ble cohort of Year 10 Eng­lish stu­dents. To begin, I deliv­ered a one hour lec­ture that offered a brief overview of the …

Dystopi­an Fic­tion at San­ta Sabi­na Col­lege 2017 Read more »

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The great­est ple­saure of the author’s life — this author’s life, in any case — is meet­ing read­ers. Writ­ing is a soli­tary task much of the time, even if social media now allows authors to share their tri­umphs and frus­tra­tions …

New­ing­ton Fes­ti­val of Lit­er­a­ture Read more »

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