Dubai for the Literary Festival again, the 12th edition. It was, as ever, lovely to be back, to meet up with old friends and to make new ones. This year Dubai also hosted an informal conference of … [Read more...] about Dubai Literary Festival
I returned recently from my second trip to Palestine when again I was struck by the complete disconnect between the perception of Palestinians in the western world and the actuality. I then got into a … [Read more...] about Palestine
Twice before I have been to Japan, and then I thought it the most alien country I had ever visited. It is eminently cultured and civilized but I could find little common ground with the people. We did … [Read more...] about Japan
My memoir An Accidental Bookseller has finally been published! On Monday we had a launch party at Foyles, attended by 170 people, a great mixture of family, friends and book-trade people (most of them … [Read more...] about Launch party at Foyles
I collected the first printed copy of my first book (note the optimism – having rekindled my enjoyment of writing there could be more!) a few days ago. I took a taxi from Milton Keynes station to … [Read more...] about My first real book!