Victoria Briggs was recently kind enough to interview me about my involvement with the Being Dad Stories anthology edited by Dan Coxon. The anthology will feature by a number of writers, including Toby Litt, Nikesh Shukla, Nicholas Royle, Lander Hawes and Andrew McDonnell, and will include my short story ‘In the Marshes’. I spoke to Victoria a little about the gestation of that short story and of how I balance writing alongside teaching and parenthood. You can also support the anthology by pre-ordering a copy of the book via its kickstarter campaign page.
There are some exciting things afoot for all you fathers out there. The writer and editor Dan Coxon is editing a collection of short stories called Being Dad. It will include one of my stories, ‘In the Marshes’. It will include work by Toby Litt, Nikesh Shukla, Dan Rhodes, Courttia Newland, and Nicholas Royle, amongst many others. Fellow Lighthouse editor, Andrew McDonnell has a story in it, as do Lighthouse 8 contributors Lander Hawes and Tim Sykes. There is a facebook page that you can follow as well as a twitter account at @beingdadstories
The collection isn’t due to be published until next year, but in the meantime there will be lots of exciting publicity, including some upcoming interviews.
I’m a little late in posting this, which is an indication of how busy the school holidays have been. However, this review of Conti’s intense and lyrical novel, Southeaster, which is published by And Other Stories and translated by Jon Lindsay Miles, went up on 3AM:Magazine’s website in August. You can read it here: