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My as-yet-unpublished novel, The Everlasting Knock, has been shortlisted for this year’s Pageturner Prize. Coming so soon after my the London Magazine news, this is a double thrill. I am really liking 2017 so far.  The winner was announced earlier this…

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  Had a lovely surprise email on Friday evening telling me that my story, The Ideal Husband Exhibition, had won third prize in the London Magazine Short Story Competition. This feels very special, not least because of the following from their website:  …

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Spent some of my Christmas break catching up on my reading. I made time to read the wonderfully chilling and complex His Bloody Project (should have won the Booker IMHO), I spent New Year’s Day and the day or two after finally giving Chris Ware’s…

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Been meaning to post about this for a while but life and writing keep getting in the way. I am thrilled to be able to report that, alongside fellow contributors Iain Robinson and Courtia Newland, my story from Being Dad: Stories about Fatherhood, ‘A…

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Happy New Year everyone. And apologies. It’s been a while since I last posted here. The last few months have been swamped with the day job and cramming in editing of the latest novel in preparation for submission to agents. Hence the blogging had to give.…

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Today begins my third year of working with the brilliant First Story. This year I will be writer-in-residence at Skegness Academy and our first workshop is set to take place this afternoon. I can honestly say my work with First Story is the best and most…

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Spent a wonderful evening at the launch of The End at UEA’s Enterprise centre last night. This was a doubly special launch as it was the first showing of the wonderful Nicolas Ruston paintings that inspired the stories in The End: Fifteen Stories From…

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East Midlands Book Award at the Lowdham Book Festival this Friday @WritingEM

This coming Friday sees the award ceremony for this year’s East Midlands Book Award. One lucky writer will receive the coveted EMBA trophy: As I am one of the trio of judges for this brilliant prize, I’ll be there. Judging the EMBA has been a great…

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A little late posting this as I am neck deep in novel edits, but I was thrilled to find that Being Dad was name Best Anthology of 2016 in he recent Saboteur Awards. Here’s a picture of the shiny-shiny trophy, courtesy of editor-extraordinaire Dan Coxon:…

I'll be at the 2016 PowWow Festival this coming Sunday. Will you?

I am thrilled to be able to say that I will be at the PowWow Festival of Writing this Sunday. If you don’t know what Pow Wow is, here’s the lowdown from the PowWow website: The PowWow Festival of Writing brings industry experts, experienced authors and… https://danpowellfiction.com/2016/04/21/reading-powwow-festival-of-writing-24th-april-2016/
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