Monthly Archives: November 2022

Wikipedia and the battle over facts

My review of Heather Ford’s excellent new book will be in the print edition of the Financial Times this weekend. You can read it online now.

Spotted! Me on BBC World Service’s podcast Digital Planet

Talking Elon Musk, Twitter, Citizen Kane and surveillance capitalism.

My story “My Father Leaves the Hospital” shortlisted for Bath Flash Fiction Award

I’m excited to announce that my story My Father Leaves the Hospital was one of twenty shortlisted for the October round of the Bath Flash Fiction Award. Over one thousand people entered the competition this time around, and my story will be published at the end of November as part of an anthology of all the fifty long-listed entries.

Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition, and especial congratulations to the wonderful winners and runners up of this round’s contest, whose beautiful stories you can read on the BFFA website now.

While I’m used to my journalistic writing being published in the national press, and my non-fiction book Barefoot Into Cyberspace was shortlisted for the MsLexia Women’s Memoir Competition in 2014, this is the first time fiction work of mine has received any kind of recognition, and I am beside myself with joy.