January 2015

My review of Fotini Tsalikoglou's The Secret Sister
published by Europa Editions is in the Independent
on Sunday.

December 2014

Boxing day lounging around? Listen to me on BBC
Radio 3.

November 2014

This month I was in conversation with
Bloomsbury Publishers CEO Nigel Newton at the
opening of Seaford Library, East Sussex.

My story, 'Reaching Bliss' is published in Lonely
Planet's Anthology An Innocent Abroad.

And I have written an Essay for BBC Radio 3, 'I've
Never Told Anyone This Before...' which will be
broadcast on Boxing Day.

I also reviewed Louisa Waugh's 'Meet me in Gaza'
for the new issue of Wasafiri.

October 2014

A piece by me on Marguerite Duras in Five Dials.

An essay by me in the US literary magazine,
Salmagundi in which I write about travelling
in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor.

September 2014

This month I am writer in residence at the
British Centre for Literary Translation summer
school in Huangshan, the Yellow Mountains of China.

July 2014

Exciting news: my second novel 'The Photographer's
Wife' will be published by Bloomsbury UK and US in
July 2015.

Also: A Lady Cyclist will be published in Japan in
December, and rights for a Chinese edition have
been sold.

June 2014

My Short Story 'Theory of Flight' is on BBCiplayer
for a few more days.

May 2014

News on my next book coming soon, but
for now I’m pleased to say that I have story
‘Reaching Bliss’ forthcoming in the Lonely Planet
Travel Writing anthology 2014.

I am in Ramallah and Jerusalem this month
and I am working on a commission for a Radio
4 short story.

I am also taking part in this wonderful
event at the Institut Francais celebrating
the work of Marguerite Duras. Info.

February 2014

My review of Alison MacLeod's 'The Unexploded' is

December 2013

I have a piece in this literary magazine
dedicated to celebrating the art of the handwritten
letter. The Letters Page.

also, a thoughtful review.

November 2013

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar has been long-
listed for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin
Literary Award. Very happy!

And I'm delighted to say that
in January 2014 I will be a writer-in-
residence at the Al Qattan Foundation in Ramallah

October 2013

I will be at the Istanbul Tanpinar Literature
Festival at the end of October. Details here.

I'm really looking forward to going to the
Manchester Literature Festival on October 11th
to talk with Turkish writer Asli Perker.

August 2013
A Lady Cyclist is out in India and getting some
great reviews: the Deccan Herald and Time Out

June 2013

I will be taking part in the Word - A Cooler
Lumpur Festival in Kuala Lumpur on the 22nd June.
More info here.

April 2013

I am happy to say I've been long-listed for the
Authors Club Best First Novel Award 2013.

March 2013

A Lady Cyclist was paperback of the week in the
Observer, reviewed by Bella Bathurst.

February 2013

I will be going on a research trip to Jerusalem,
staying here at the American Colony Hotel where I
will have access to wonderful photographic archives.

I will be doing a Psychologies Magazine Creative
Writing Workshop(info below) on Thurs 28th Feb.
*Sold out*

I will be doing an event at Eastbourne Library in
April (info to follow soon).

I will be speaking at a European Writing
Conference in Malta in April and am lucky enough
to be attending a Festival dedicated to all things
bicycle in Puglia, Southern Italy in May.

January 2013

I designed a cycle route around Shoreham, Sussex,
for Cycle Active Magazine! Here's the link. There
was also a big feature in Sussex Life, but I don't
think it's online.

December 2012

In February 2013 I will be running a creative
writing workshop with Psychologies Magazine.
Info here.

November 2012

I have a story in Lonely Planet's new anthology
'Better than Fiction'!

October 2012

My Article 'Sale of the Centuries' can be found
in the November Issue of Vogue, out now.

September 2012

I will be in Spain, meeting publishers and doing
press in Madrid and then at these events in

Andrew Miller and Suzanne Joinson talk
to Jon Gower at Hayfestival Segovia.

and readings with Felix Valvdivieso, Pedro Lenz
and Carlos Aganzo at Hayfestival Segovia.

Here is my first Spanish review,
En bicicleta al Turkestan.

August 2012

I will be doing this event at Edinburgh on the 23rd.

I will also be at Stradbelly festival in Ireland and Hay Segovia in September.

July 2012

I hit the LA Times bestsellers list!

A lot going on in July as UK publication day is July 5th. I had a launch party!

A mention in Vogue.com 'Britain's best new books'

A few lovely interviews: Foyles, Vanessa Gebbie's blog and Words Unlimited. Thanks all for taking the time.

I'm shortlisted for the Anobii First Book Award

Reviews in the Boston Globe, Book Oxygen, Counterpunch and The Back Cover

and an excerpt in the very beautiful Fleeting Magazine.

June 2012

I'm on BBC Radio Scotland talking missionaries.

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar is Book of the Month in National Geographic.

I am editor's choice in the New York Times and...

An amazing review in the New York Times Book Review by Sara Wheeler.

Ah, Colorado - how I'd love to visit you. Especially Tattered Cover bookshops. I'm honoured to get a great review and be nominated as a 'VIB' very important book.

& A lovely review on Shelf Awareness

May 2012

I have an original essay up at Powells.com 

A Lady Cyclist is out in the States! Hurrah and hurray. Picture evidence will be posted soon.

I will be doing an event at the London Review of Books Bookshop on 11th May. Details here.

My book is coming out in Denmark, it will be published by Forlaget Turbulenz. Such great news.

April 2012

Not coming out until November 2012 but available to pre-order here - Lonely Planet 'Better than Fiction' anthology with a story by me, alongside DBC Pierre, Isabel Allende and MJ Hyland.

March 2012

I will be at the Edinburgh Festival alongside Greg Baxter on Thursday 23rd August (not sure what time yet).

I will be at UptheJunction with Stella Duffy and Jake Arnott (lucky me!!) on 9th July.

I will be at Hebden Bridge Festival on Monday 2nd July at 8pm alongside Selma Dabbagh and others.

I will be at Hay Festival on Monday 4th June at 4pm.

I've had a great review from Chicks Dig Books (thank you).

& I've had a sneaky peek at one coming up in April from BookList - loveliness.

February 2012

A new, very nice 4* review here from the States & Bloomsbury deliver A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar proofs across London - by bicycle, and in 1920s dress (ish). Check it out here.

January 2012

A great review ("absolutely beautifully written") at Dolce Bellezza's very attractive site. The Book Case have mentioned me in their list of MOST BUZZED-ABOUT DEBUTS OF 2012. Times Literary Editor Erica Wagner picked me and A Lady Cyclist as 'one to watch out for in 2012' which was a very good way to start the new year indeed.

December 2012

A Lady Cyclist has been selected as one of 'Barbara's Picks' at The Library Journal in the US. Described as 'charming and dusky and imbued with a wonderful sense of history and place...'

Oooh: the lovely French publisher Presses de la Cite have bought rights. Wonder of wonders. I cannot wait to see what the French cover will look like (stylish and elegant, of course). This means that A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar is now being published in 10 different countries. Not bad, eh?
November 2011

Exciting news just in: rights for A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar have been acquired by Italian publisher Eliott. This is AMAZING - I am very pleased and can't wait to see an Italian edition.

August 2011

The latest news is that rights for A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar have been bought by Laguna in Serbia. This is very exciting. I'm hoping this means that one day I can
visit Belgrade, drink coffee, waft about the city and casually come across my book in a bookshop window.

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