Sunday May 29 at Brighton Festival sees the closing of this year’s City Reads. Over 200 tickets already sold which blows my mind! I’ll be interviewed about The Good Son by author and journalist Laura Lockington. That it’s part of the historic 50 year anniversary of the Brighton Festival makes it all the sweeter. I hope to see some of you there – grab the few remaining tickets here.
Happy St Patrick’s Day! I hope you have a good one. I’ll be spending tonight celebrating at the sold out City Reads event – it’s going to be fun.
If you fancy hearing an Irish accent on St Patrick’s Day…
I spent the afternoon on the ‘What’s The Craic’ show on Radio Reverb. It was a great chat about the process of writing The Good Son and the issues in the novel.
I also chose a couple of songs. I hope you like it.
I really enjoyed talking about The Good Son and City Reads on Latest TV.
It’s World Book Day. City Reads launches tonight at Waterstones Brighton. With two festival events sold out already check out the rest before they sell out too!
Free Bookmarks & Brochures for City Reads
I can’t wait get my hands on these. They’ll be given out free around Brighton, as of next week, until the end of May.
A short piece on Latest TV about The Good Son being chosen for City Reads Brighton 2016.
The Belfast Telegraph article and The Irish Times news report on The Good Son being chosen for the Brighton’s City Reads 2016.
A few years ago I moved to Brighton. To get to know the city and throw myself back into writing I volunteered for a project called City Reads. The city-wide celebration of My Policeman by Bethan Roberts was so much fun. I gave out fliers, asked shops to put up posters, collected tickets on city walks and even acted in a play!
All those events were related to the book and I was struck by the inventiveness of City Reads and what an amazing job they did bringing the book to life.
Who would have thought that 4 years later it would be my book that would be chosen? You couldn’t write it. I’m overwhelmed. You can see the programme of events here. I can’t wait to get stuck in. There’s whiskey tasting, movie screenings, a quiz – and readings from me. That it will part of The Brighton Festival’s 50th anniversary is amazing.
Have a great day! I know I will.
Lots of fun reading at City Reads Brighton last night. Reading alongside a long list of wonderful writers.
If you like live literature and you want to catch me reading you can come to Hastings on Oct 27 (my birthday) for my third Polari salon. It ‘s always an excellent line up. I met comedian Chris Green year’s ago when I was writing and directing comedy in London. I watched his first show and gave him some directing notes. I wonder if he’ll remember me? I hope to see some of you there.