The Dacha

A couple tread the complicated border between east and west in this story set in the woods outside Berlin. 


Shortlisted for the 2016 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award. Winner to be revealed in late April 2016. 

For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn

Ernest Hemingway's iconic six-word story is the occasion for a remarkable limited edition. Six stories by six different writers interpret the theme. Conceived and produced at the Santa Cruz publishers Foolscap Press, this unique letterpress fine edition has contributions from Alix, Michael Palin, Susan Straight, Lawrence Van Velzer, Michael Katakis and Natalie Adrian. Copies are available for sale; please do ask! To see the whole edition online click here:

To Ground

My story "To Ground" appeared in the Southwest Review in 2011 and was awarded one of the magazine's McGinnis Ritchie Awards, which honor the best pieces to appear in SWR each year. more...