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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 ...





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 ( http://tinyurl.com/24p88yg), 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