17 Sep 2017

The other night I talked about and read from The Hopkins Conundrum in Sudbury, Suffolk, as a guest of Gainsborough’s House art gallery.

The House were great host...

22 Aug 2017

At the annual Monasterevin Hopkins festival in County Kildare, Ireland, earlier this month, the leading Hopkins scholar Dr Norman White was kind enough to menti...

3 Aug 2017

Here’s a blog I wrote for the website TripFiction about the real-life locations for The Hopkins Conundrum.

On a good day, the North Wales Expressway is a remarka...

1 Aug 2017

When I appeared on Edward Stourton's Sunday programme on BBC Radio 4, I was asked to read the first stanza of The Wreck. After the broadcast, a listener got in...

23 May 2017

Here’s the text of a blog I wrote for Foyles on why next year’s centenary of Hopkins’ first publication will be an excellent time to remember him.

Even though sh...

8 May 2017

Hopkins gave the nuns a heroic role in his poem but the real truth, as eyewitness accounts made clear, is more prosaic. Here's the text of my article in the Dai...

29 Apr 2017

Here's a video I made for Digital Pride, explaining the attraction of Roman Catholicism for Victorian men like Hopkins who found themselves attracted to their o...

22 Apr 2017

Then watch my 60-second trailer – I tell a lie, it's actually 61 seconds – explaining what The Hopkins Conundrum is all about. Thanks to Adam Jones-Lloyd for th...

5 Apr 2017

As publication nears for The Hopkins Conundrum, it was great to take part in my publisher's launch event for this summer’s fiction titles, along with my three f...

26 Sep 2016

Today we sent the proof copies of The Hopkins Conundrum to be printed – which was an exciting moment because it meant we had finalised the cover design.

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