Swim: A Short Story

Swim: A Short Story

In May 2017, BBC Radio 4 asked if I would be interested in writing a short story, to be broadcast as part of their ‘Short Works’ series. The only limitations were the length (around 2000 words) and the title (‘Swim’). You can listen to the...
Six Months In

Six Months In

Six months ago this week, Little Deaths was launched in the UK. It feels like far more than six months ago – and not just because January 12th was freezing and my launch party was decorated with flurries of snow, while I’m writing this in the sweltering heat of a...
Ones To Watch: Other Debuts To Look Out For

Ones To Watch: Other Debuts To Look Out For

I have a confession to make. When I was a young and foolish Flint, I avoided reading ‘first novels’, unless I’d already read and enjoyed something else by the author. I thought ‘debut novel’ meant ‘raw and unpolished’. That a lack of experience meant the writing would...