Thursday, October 05, 2023
Why writing still matters, too
For the cover of Why Writing Still Matters I wanted an image that conveyed some of the messages that are to be found in the book - and th...
Sunday, October 01, 2023
Paper matters, too
In Why Writing Still Matters I spend some time tracing the invention and development of paper as a writing technology, but not with the det...
Sunday, September 10, 2023
Why Writing Still Matters
My new book Why Writing Still Matters was published by Cambridge University Press last week. I haven't actually seen a copy yet - distr...
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Thinking about Yoko Ogawa
I read The Memory Police about a year ago and I thought it was so good that I should post something about it. I put the book down on the de...
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
When my mother died, I couldn't work out what to do with the desk she had. It was rather like the one here, and it had been part of the ...
Saturday, February 04, 2023
I remember a time when writing with a fountain pen was something to aspire to. Yes, the fountain pen with its little metal lever, delicately...
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Helping us to reflect on our particular position in the wider sweep of social and cultural life is something that literature does well. I do...
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