Génération has arrived at the offices of Quai Voltaire/La Table Ronde, ready for Publication Day on January 12th. Huge thanks to everyone involved, especially Cécile Arnaud, not only for her superb translation, but also for translating “on the hoof” during my recent visit; to Anna-Lucie, who accompanied me from meeting to meeting, and thought of everything; and of course to Alice Deon, my seeming-tireless editor, and hostess extraordinaire.


Ampersand Interview

photo-on-2016-11-21-at-08-37Based in Florence, The Sigh Press publishes a quarterly online literary journal for writers of English who have spent time in Tuscany, which I did recently, as Writer-in-Residence with St. Mark’s Cultural Association. It was an honour to be invited to answer some thought-provoking questions for their Ampersand interview series, and the perfect excuse to ramble about tree-houses, bees and whatnot.

Florence Reading

A few pics, courtesy of The Florence Writers Facebook page, to counter a grey Monday morning. Thanks to Mundy and St. Mark’s English Church for hosting; to the lovely, attentive group who asked great questions; to Lori for a comprehensive and generous introduction; and to Bob for the photos.

Florence Report

There’s so much, it’s difficult to know where to begin, and what to leave in/take out – very much like writing. Here are a few photos, just for starters (hover over pic for captions).

Some feet.

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