Radio Interview ‘Out in South London Extra’ Resonance FM on 1st March 2016
It was great to be on ‘Out in South London’ again – this time being interviewed by Matt Williams about Pharmakeia. I was joined by Tommy James, The Queer Historian, who discusses his one man show Homophobe. Last time I was on the show was back in 2010 when I was interviewed by Rosie Wilby about my debut novel, Homo Jihad.
In this interview with Matt Williams, I talk about the themes and storyline of Pharmakeia. I also talk about the writing process, conceptual art and magical realism.
Polari Literary Salon
On 29th January, a week after the book launch at Gay’s The Word, I was invited to read an excerpt from Pharmakeia at Polari, Paul Burston’s literary salon held at The Southbank Centre. It was the first Polari of 2016 and a great line-up, including esteemed authors Alex Marwood, Stevie Henden, Anya Nyx and Adam Mars-Jones. It was great to see Paul Burston, Alex Hopkins and Kath Gifford and to be accompanied by Nikki Kelly (better known as Yellowcoat Sylivia from Hi-di-Hi) Many thanks to Penelope Maynard for stepping in, yet again, as the indomitable Crystal.
From left to right: Adam Mars-Jones, Any Nyx, Timothy Graves, Paul Burston, Stevie Henden and Alex Marwood.
At Polari Literary Salon reading an excerpt from Forked Tongue, the first chapter of my new novel, Pharmakeia.
Book Launch – Pharmakeia
Thank you to everyone who made it to the book launch of Pharmakeia at Gay’s the Word bookshop on Friday 22nd January. There may have not been much standing room but I hope you enjoyed the readings, performances and copious amounts of wine. And a big thanks to all those die-hards who made it to The New Bloomsbury Set bar just up the road for even more booze! If you purchased a book, feel free to post a review on Amazon or leave a comment on this website. If you didn’t purchase the book, they are currently stocked at branches of Foyles bookshops, Gay’s the Word, Prowler Soho and other good independent bookshops as well as Amazon. You can also order the book direct from the publisher, Paradise Press.
For those of you who may have missed the launch, click below for a reading from an excerpt from chapter 3, Soho Books: