Writing

new york times writing

The biggest problem with today’s writers? Mediocrity

February 16, 2020 8:57 am

Fear is only part of the equation

american dirt

I won’t read American Dirt — but not because the author has the wrong skin color

February 6, 2020 12:46 am

You can’t own stories. You can’t patent topics and classes of character

dedications

Why do we write dedications in books?

September 26, 2019 6:04 am

These ghostly remnants of love, loss and friendship tell stories of their own

michael holroyd novel

My father threatened to sue me for my first novel

April 15, 2019 3:50 pm

Literary lapses and family law: A Slightly Foxed books excerpt

Why catastrophising is my idea of a good time

April 13, 2018 11:56 am

When, on a test of general knowledge, the highly educated score far worse than chimpanzees, university degrees may be overrated…