Entry updated 30 May 2021. Tagged: Author.
(1981- ) UK teacher, publisher, poet and author, active as a poet from around 2005. He is of some sf interest for his first novel, Dead Souls (2021), a Satirical tale about poets and poetry whose intensely prolonged monologues perhaps benefit from their exposure to a modestly changed very Near Future world (see Fantastika). In the course of this a poet – accustomed to anxious channelling of his elders but now "outed" by QACS, a Computer system clearly capable of finding plagiarisms in any sentence uttered by a human – remakes himself. [JC]
born UK: 1981
- Dead Souls (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2021) [hb/]
collections and stories (highly selected)
- 81 Austerities (London: Faber and Faber, 2012) [poetry: coll: chap: pb/]
- Kim Kardashian's Marriage (London: Faber and Faber, 2015) [poetry: coll: chap: pb/]
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