Excited to report that the paperback of A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde is now ready and it looks fantastic. Jon Grey provided a wonderful, distinctive cover. http://www.birlinn.co.uk/book/details/Method-Actor-s-Guide-to-Jekyll-and-Hyde…
I’ve just got back to London after a brief tour (5 countries in 10 days!) Many highlights: cycling Inverness to Ullapool in brutal rainy crosswinds on a single-speed bike was tough yet curiously satisfying; the Word Festival in Aberdeen was superb; Dublin Writers Festival was an absolute joy (plus Dublin itself was in a state of high anticipation as Barack Obama came to town).
Here is a review of the Word Festival gig:http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/books/Aberdeen-Word-Festival-A-northern.6769379.jp?articlepage=2 The poem referred to (which I was reading publicly for the first time) is ‘Allen Ginsberg! I’m with you in Scotland’, a commissioned response to Part Three of ‘Howl’. It will appear in a publication this summer.
This is a review (includes video) of the Dublin Writers Festival event: http://www.dublinwritersfestival.com/blog/review-the-jekyll-and-hyde-inherita…
Polygon and I have been working hard on These Islands, We Sing. http://polygon.birlinn.co.uk/book/details/These-Islands–We-Sing-9781846971969/ Again, this is a book cover I adore. The contents are very special – wait and see! More news very soon.