Raymond Kirkpatrick Looks At British Newspapers

Raymond Kirkpatrick is a colleague of Arthur Bryant’s. The bear-like heavy metal-loving Professor of English is currently working at the British Library and is our occasional guest speaker. His opinions are very much his own. Every morning on my way to my job at the British Library I have a whip around the national dailies […]

Street Stories

I have a very nice neighbour – the Guardian newspaper people live opposite my living room, close enough to make me remember to put pants on in the morning, and they do a lot of good local reporting – or maybe they’re too lazy to go anywhere else. Anyway, they’ve put out a local app […]

Why Readers Are Smarter Than Journalists

Today’s Guardian reports from the Hay Festival and has authors interviewing themselves with the questions journalists never ask them. The article’s here. It set me thinking; the questions I’m asked by readers are markedly different from those asked by journalists. Often readers ask the very things journalists fail to ask. The most common questions readers […]

The Campaign For Real Fear Gathers Pace

The World Horror Convention was a great place to spread the word about the campaign that Maura McHugh and I have set up to increase the diversity and range of modern horror stories. Now the Guardian newspaper is helping to encourage writers to put digit to keyboard in this article. We’ve had some truly tough-to-beat […]