Veritgo Tops Film Poll

Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo has been voted the greatest film of all time by a board of critics and academics, fifty-four years after its cinematic release. The British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound magazine poll seemed predictable; Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane has won for the last fifty years. The magazine’s editor Nick James welcomes the change […]

Kathleen Jamie – A Favourite Poet

Scottish writer Kathleen Jamie likes privacy. Lucky to be in a small crowd for an advance reading of her latest anthology, I learnt she also shares the rewards of her reclusiveness – astute life lessons. Quietly performing an untitled, unfinished poem for the first time, her words were abruptly fragile. I locked into her message, […]

Album Review: Bloc Party – Four

Fresh, exciting, energetic and full of guitar magic.   Bloc Party’s debut album Silent Alarm launched them into the Indie scene. It seemed they belonged there until their two follow-up albums moved them far deeper into the waters of electronica than critics and fans approved. 2008’s Intimacy failed to impress, resulting in a four year […]

Hello world!

Welcome to my blog. I am a young British writer and want to use this space to share my thoughts and creative writing. This will mainly include short stories, but also flash fiction and poetry. I start this blog because now is the perfect time: “Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and […]