Monday, 20 March 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

Reading at Royal Holloway Boiler House

Photo taken by Eng Soc at RH
Last night I performed a reading from my work at the Boiler House, Royal Holloway University, for their English Society. I very much enjoyed reading from The Double Axe: the first chapter, in which Stephanos kills a white hind and the curse is activated; and also a selection from The Liberators, in which Ivo Moncrieff is confronted by Julius Luther-Ross. There was enough time too to read the moment in The Other Book when Edward lays a dead raven on a tomb; and for the swan chase in The Broken King. It was a real pleasure to be able to read to the students, who asked pertinent and intelligent questions; and also to hear some of them reading out their own work afterwards.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Philip Womack opens new library at Lancing College Prep Worthing

A few weeks ago I took the train down to the South Coast from London - something which I used to do, back and forth, a lot when I was a teenager. It's always a marvel seeing Lancing College rising out of the South Downs, its Gothic spires reaching into the sky. I was very pleased to have been asked to open the new Library at Lancing College Prep, Worthing. There is a news article about it on the school's website, here.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Interview with Christopher Edge for Books for Keeps

Christopher Edge

I chatted to author Christopher Edge for Books for Keeps about his new book, The Jamie Drake Equation. Read it here.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Hame by Annalena McAfee: Review in Literary Review

I've reviewed Annalena McAfee's new novel, Hame, in this month's Literary Review. Go forth and find a lovely print copy of the mag.

Oundle Literary Festival

I'm very much looking forward to visiting Oundle for their Literary Festival on the 6th March. More details here.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

The Burning Ground by Adam O'Riordan: review

I've reviewed Adam O'Riordan's debut collection of short stories for the Financial Times. Read it here.