Hello, I hope you’ve been enjoying the last few days of the diary. I have exciting news – This Tuesday evening, there’s a launch event for the book version of A Writer’s Diary – online – and here is your invitation. I’m delighted to be speaking with Sally Bayley, author of The Private Life of […]
If there is a single thing that has caused me to want to do more, to want to do whatever I can, then it’s just this: within my short lifetime, I’ve witnessed the English climate change.
Yesterday morning, at around 11.20, I was arrested for the first time in my life.
It’s suddenly transformed
into a magic wand…
I’ve been focussing on A Writer’s Diary, over on Substack, for most of this year. It’s been going really well, and I’m grateful for all the support I’ve had from readers of this blog. However, there have been other things going on. Today, for example, I made public a letter I’ve written to Terence Mordaunt, […]
Thank you for following the Diary. Your presence is transforming how I think about writing.
Two things you can listen to, if you feel like it.
On Radio 3.
It’s pretty hard to imagine The Handmaid’s Tale (not to mention all her other novels, short stories and poems) being forgotten in five or six generations.
But is it just your diary?
What can we learn about how to be funny on the page for good reason? (In other words, to be satirists.)