Is the Eyjafjallajokull eruption my fault? Well, not mine. The fault of the Sunday Times short story competition judges, in fact. Seriously, a friend of mine, I’ll call her Ursula, because that will make her laugh, thinks it may be true. Ursula is … let’s say she has a different world view to me. Hers […]

This month I’ve had an essay entitled Losing the Space Race published in Gastronomica. It features my mother, purple mini-skirts and the Smash robots and has made me very happy. Just call me Nigel Slater … And yes, I am also very happy to have been longlisted for the Sunday Times/EFG Short Story Award.Of course […]