Monthly Archives: February 2011

On a couple of vampire movies

This weekend I watched the film Daybreakers, which I enjoyed more than I thought I would. I think it’s interesting, which isn’t the same thing as saying I think it’s perfect, but I would rather watch an interesting film with … Continue reading

Writing by hand

One of the highlights of my trip to the University of Virginia last week was a chance to spend some time alone with the autograph manuscript for William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. The paper on which it’s written … Continue reading

Digression in the Arabian Nights

In the evenings lately I’ve been working my way through the new translation of The Arabian Nights by Malcolm Lyons, published by Penguin. I’m pretty sure that I’ve encountered at least some of the stories in this sequence before (though … Continue reading

Occasional blogging

My novel The Dream of Perpetual Motion was published in paperback this week by Picador, and this seemed like a good occasion to have the website redesigned (by Alice Zheng, who did a great job of capturing the general look … Continue reading