Starcrossed. We are thrilled to announce that we just delivered the MS of our new book to the publisher: Starcrossed: A Romeo and Juliet Story in Hitler’s Paris went off last night at 11pm; 144,000 words, 450 pages, hundreds of footnotes and sources… we just got rights to a Picasso […]

Starcrossed: Our New Book

I am so proud to report that my wife, Heather Macadam, has been shortlisted for a Pen Award (Biography) for her book, 999: The Extraordinary Young Women Of The First Official Jewish Transport To Auschwitz. If you haven’t read it already, then I whole-heartedly recommend it. It’s a heart-stopping, poignant […]

PEN Award

We are thrilled to welcome TRACY CHEVALIER, best-selling author of The Girl With A Pearl Earring and ten other novels to Writer’s Desk today at 5.00 p.m. Tracy was born in October 1962 and grew up in Washington, DC, where her father was a photographer for the Washington Post. It’s […]

TRACY CHEVALIER Live @writersdesks at 5.00 p.m UK

In these challenging times, when we are all stuck at home, literature and books have never been more important. So join me as I take you on a behind-the-scenes journey into writers’ lives, as they talk about their work, their passions, and their desks, in a new, bi-weekly FB live […]

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The amazing story of a Dürer masterpiece bought at a yard sale for $30 – Delighted to share my new story for the Sunday Times Magazine Here’s a preview: When Clifford Schorer, an American art dealer who specialises in Old Masters, realised that he had forgotten to buy a present […]

The Thirty Dollar Dürer

I recently learned of the death of my English teacher at school, Richard Jones, or “Twitch,” as he was known to us boys, because of the involuntary smile that would crease his face at regular, but unpredictable times. In many ways, it is because of  “Mister Jones” (as I knew […]

An Inspiring Teacher

I loved doing this story for National Geographic about the return of whales to New York. We went on whale watching cruise around New York harbor two weeks ago. I then interviewed various experts. Here is an extract: As the boat chugs back to where we started, in Far Rockaway, […]

Thar’ she blows! Whales are back in New York.

I am thrilled by this cover for the new Spanish edition of my book by the wonderful Impedimenta publishing house in Madrid. We have had fantastic reviews, in El Pais among others.

The Poet and The Murderer Spanish Edition

I am delighted to announce that Impedimenta, in Madrid, will publish a new Spanish edition of my True Crime book, The Poet and The Murderer. They have done a great job and I am really honoured to appear on their list next to literary titans like Iris Murdoch and Patrick […]

Spanish To Publish The Poet And The Murderer

"One of the best reads in a decade. The subject matter sounds academic, but it is a page turner. The things you will learn about forgery, crime, psychology and the Mormon Church are jaw-dropping. I have given this book as a gift to artists, professors, teenagers and a Protestant minister. To a person, they describe it as one of the best books that they have ever read."

New 5* Review for The Poet And The Murderer

I am delighted to report that the Spanish publisher Impedimenta is going to bring out a new edition of The Poet and The Murderer in July 2019. They publish few, but beautiful, books each year. Their other writers including Iris Murdoch, Penelope Fitzgerald and Patrick White. So I will be […]

New Spanish Edition Of The Poet And The Murderer