Monthly Archives: August 2011

My Memories of a Future Life

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) I have a feeling she doesn’t even remember it, but I first came across Roz Morris, aka twitter’s @dirtywhitecandy, when she posted a link to … Continue reading

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Not the Booker Prize at Blackwell’s

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi)     Yay! now anyone in the vicinity of Oxford can head to the fabulous Blackwell’s to pick up the paperback of The Dead Beat … Continue reading

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Not the Booker Prize: Chris Morton and English Slacker

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) To celebrate Not the Booker Prize, we’re running a series of articles about the issues the prize has thrown up (here’s the first). We’ve also … Continue reading

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This Is Oxford

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) Well it seems that despite the fact they’ve seen me in action, Blackwell’s bookshop are still prepared to invite me back, and this time I’m … Continue reading

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Editors: Serpents in the Garden of Perceptual Eden

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) This Year’s Not the Booker Prize has raised all kinds of interesting questions – about small presses, contemporary literature, social media, the nature of prizes, … Continue reading

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Verruca Music: now from Polar Bear Records

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) Verruca Music by Stuart Estell is now available from the fabulous Polar Bear Records in Birmingham.     It remains available from all the usual … Continue reading

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Oxford Arts Group

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) I don’t really know when or how I came across the Oxford Arts. It may have been when the lovely people at the O3 Gallery … Continue reading

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Thank you and over to you

For your extraordinary support for The Dead Beat, which saw it reach The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize shortlist. Full details of what this means including a free commemorative pdf download are on our homepage. Head over there and come … Continue reading

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“It’s Only Words”: In conversation with Marc Nash

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) Marc Nash, author of A, B & E, was the first “writer off the internet” I ever met, when we both did our debut readings – … Continue reading

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Nightmares and Dreams

(We have a Facebook page now – do come and “like” us and say hi) Sometimes everything about a gig goes absolutely smoothly, everything aligns to create perfection and the audience goes away knowing they’ve had a really good time. … Continue reading

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