S&S promo video for ‘The Mistress of Nothing’

31 January 2011


89 Chapters on CityFM89 radio Pakistan

28 January 2011

The radio interview I did with Mahvesh Murad for her books and music programme, 89 Chapters, will be online from next week

Publication Day in the US today

4 January 2011

Today is publication day for the Touchstone Simon & Schuster hardcover, ebook, and audiobook editions of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’.  Hooray!

The Mistress of Nothing - Simon & Schuster

Enhanced Abridged Audio Ebook of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ launched

17 December 2010

McArthur & Co in Canada, in collaboration with the CBC, has launched our very own enhanced abridged audio ebook version of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’.  Hooray!  See my blog page for the press announcement.

press release

IndieBound and BookPage - US Independent Booksellers

17 December 2010

Great news for the run-up to publication of ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ in the US.  My book will be a featured pick for the February 2011 Indie Next list on Indie Bound: this is a national association of independent booksellers and it will lead to in-store and online promotions of the book.  As well as this, BookPage, a magazine sold through independent booksellers and public libraries, is running an excellent pre-publication review of the novel.  Two great boosts as ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ finds its way in the vast and daunting US book market.  Hooray!

Book Page review

Indie Bound homepage

IMPAC Dublin Literary Award longlist

15 November 2010

The Mistress of Nothing’ has been nominated for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award!  The shortlist will be announced on 12 April, 2011.

FSC Green Book Campaign

12 November 2010

My novel ‘The Mistress of Nothing’ was included in this week’s Green Book Campaign organised by Eco-Libris.  Elizabeth Baines reviewed my novel as one of 200 books reviewed by 200 bloggers; all reviews were published on Wed.10 Nov.

Elizabeth Baines review

Lifelines Nominated for a BETT Award

2 November 2010

‘Lifelines’, the digital fiction project Chris Joseph and I created for Rising Stars UK, has been shortlisted for a BETT Award!!!

This is terrific news for both the project and the publisher.  ‘Lifelines’ is a series of nine digital stories for use in the classroom at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 levels.  This nomination will help to bring it to the attention of more schools and more teachers.


October 2010 Canadian book tour

14 October 2010

I’m about to head off on a two week book tour in Canada, visiting festivals in Whistler, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Toronto.  For details of these events, please go to the Events page.


TOC Frankfurt - Tuesday 5 October 2010

27 September 2010

I’m really looking forward to the TOC Frankfurt day, Tuesday 5 October.  Great speakers, including Douglass Rushkoff and Jeff Jarvis.

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