Interview with Alan Bilton, World Book Day, and the launch of Burrard Inlet
Just before a story gets published, or a book gets released, I always have this wild feeling, this exhilerated feeling. Possibly the same feeling a hockey player gets just before the puck drops in a big game, or an actress just before she steps on stage. It's a charged sensation - the feverish hope that anything can happen. You might score five goals, or your book might catch on and become an indie hit. In my case it's no doubt partly delusional, but that's still the feeling I'll be carrying through into next week, when we launch my story collection, Burrard Inlet. The event is at Swansea's Dylan Thomas Centre, on World Book Day (April 23rd). I'll be interviewed by author, academic, and cinematic afficionado Alan Bilton. Things kick off at 7.30. Tickets are free, and so is the booze. This artistic vessel has been years in the making, and I can't wait to send it on its way.