Out now - ANCESTRY

The Mail on Sunday (31/7/2022) calls ANCESTRY an "idiosyncratic gem of the book" with documentary records "flesh[ed] out...with soaring flights of imagination."

"ANCESTRY is utterly absorbing", says the Times (19/7/2022), "So cleverly constructed and beautifully written.

The first review of ANCESTRY has come out in the Financial Times. "An intriguing blend of archival research and fictionalised accounts" The novel is described as "gripping" and "genre-bending". The whole review is here but it's behind a paywall.

ANCESTRY was published in the United Kingdom and elsewhere by Little Brown on 28 July 2022. In the United States it will be published by Other Press in September.



Hear me talking with Richard & Judy about The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, for the WH Smiths, Richard & Judy Book Club

Hear me in discussion with Diane Rehm on the Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio in the US.

and also in an interview for ABC radio in Australia


Bremen University have a video of me delivering a lecture at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Hanse Institute for Advanced Study) on Mendel's Dwarf in 2012. You can see it here.

A brief video giving an outline of The Girl Who Fell From The Sky, for WH Smiths. And more here









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