Another year in writing

Happy Hogmanay! Around this time last year, I wrote a review of my writing in 2016 and made some resolutions for 2017. I usually start each year with ridiculously overambitious plans to change my schedule and productivity and general personality, but surprisingly I've done sort-of okay on these! My aims were: Write two more books.  Related: … Sigue leyendo Another year in writing


Top 10 Books of 2017

So far in 2017 (there are still two weeks left and I have four flights to get home and back, so I plan on squeezing a few more in by Hogmanay) I've read 75 books. Most of them were very good, many excellent; this was the year I mostly gave up finishing things just for … Sigue leyendo Top 10 Books of 2017

International Translation Day

Today is International Translation Day! There's been a bit more about fiction in translation in the UK press lately, with the success of Han Kang's The Vegetarian and big sellers like Elena Ferrante and Karl Ove Knausgård, but sadly translators (and translated fiction in general) are still massively under-appreciated in the UK. You really see the … Sigue leyendo International Translation Day