Thanks to my producer, Tony Grant, at the BBC’s wonderful programme, From Our Own Correspondent, half an hour of radio that takes you around the world. Last week, I had the honour of being able to tell the story of a recent journey I did to the island of Ternate […]

Seatrek, Spice and the Maritime Silk Route.

Many thanks to Michelle Harper for this review, which she posted on Kindle recently: Wish I could read it for the 1st time again; wonderful read, lyrical & haunting. Beautiful, haunting, lyrical, riveting! Follow the author on an exciting adventure into the heart of Patagonia and into his own heart. […]

New ***** Review of River of Desire

Our journey aboard the Ombak Putih began in Sorong, in West Papua, a bush town that still feels like a place straight out of a Joseph Conrad novel. In an arts and crafts store, I even found penis gourds for sale. All shapes and sizes. Some of them rather strange. […]

In Wallace’s Wake: Part Two ~ Penis Gourds and Birds ...

I am pleased to announce that my new Memoir, River of Desire: A Journey Of The Heart Through Patagonia, is now Live on Kindle: It’s been a long journey, in every sense, but I am very proud of the result. I hope you all enjoy it, too!

River of Desire

Cue, drum roll! I have just finished the final edit/rewrite of my next book, River of Desire: A Journey Of The Heart Through Patagonia. It’s a very personal work – a love story wrapped up in a travel book – and it begins with one of my favourite quotes. “ […]

River of Desire

I have just uploaded to Kindle a new, revised and updated e-version of Dead Man Provenance (, the magazine story first published in The Paris Review, which formed the basis of my book, The Poet & The Murderer. It tells the story of a forged Emily Dickinson poem that […]

Dead Man Provenance/Journey to Ki