For the last three years he has been working on a novel, Dig, with the consistent encouragement and occasional well-deserved kickings from tutor and classmates of the Advanced critical workshop for creative writing at City Lit. As a result of their 'support', I have changed names, ditched happy endings and undergone narratorial gender reassignment, whilst stubbornly clinging to second person narrative and chronological chaos. Exerts from the novel have appeared in the Between the Lines anthology. The novel is set in California in the mid-nineteenth century. I have never been to California, which made things a bit tricky, I consoled myself with the thought that no-one else has been there during the Gold Rush. Now I've started working on a new novel, it's set in London, where I have lived for the last 25 years, and in Devon, where I grew up. Now. Easy. Short stories slipped out when me and the novel were on a break.