December 23, 2017

Sneaking in before the end of the year, there's a review of The Art of Reading in this weekend's Irish Times. Reviewer Andrew Gallix from 3AM magazine rightly notes some gaps in my work, then turns to the book's premise. A generous, observant analysis.

In the expository...

December 23, 2017

For much of 2017 I was writing. Even more than usual.

Which is another way of saying: I was less visible. Family life juggled away, politics fumed and spat, and I arranged and rearranged glyphs.

Still, a few nice writerly things happened. Here are some of them.

The UK edi...

December 11, 2017

I've a piece on the Meanjin magazine website, 'On Getting Off Screens'.

Basically, I'm weary of (perhaps well-meaning) advice to turn from screens to some magical "real world".

As the author of Distraction, you'd think I'd be dead against digital devices. That's certainl...

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