Happy to see that "Lulu In New York and Other Tales" (published in USA and UK) is now available in Australia at Dymocks Stores and on line:
A thoughtful review by philosopher and critic, Owen Richardson, in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, who really understood what I was aiming to achieve in 'Tell It To Te Dog"::
To be asked to select a defining year is challenging. especially one that ties in with my most recent book Tell it To The Dog. I chose 1985 as this was when I first became involved in the HIV epidemic. Little was I to know that this would lead to 32 years (and counting) in international public health. That journey would take me to all corners of the globe and provide many insights and incidences to be recounted in Tell it To The Dog.
You can listen to the podcast on the Sunday Extra webpage at:
My collaboration with Max Ferguson, "Lulu in New York and Other Tales", was successfully launched, first at the iconic Strand Books in Manhattan and the following week at Waterstones Piccadilly in London. A video of the Strand event is available on the bookshop's website and on YouTube. A short film of the Waterstones event will soon be uploaded to YouTube. The book is now available in bookstores, on Amazon, as well as directly from the publisher, Unicorn Press.
Nice review in the FineArt Connoisseur Magazine ahead of the New York launch:
Lulu in New York & Other Tales will be launched in New York at the iconic Strand Book Store on Wednesday 24th May 2017. This 86 year-old New York landmark houses 18 miles of new, used and rare books. The shop has featured in many movies including Six degrees of Separation, Julie and Julia, Remember Me, and the Woody Allen classic Hannah and her Sisters. In 2016 The New York Times called The Strand "the undisputed king of the city's independent bookstores." One of the stories in the collection is based on Max Ferguson's painting of The Strand's owner, Fred Bass. I can't wait to be there.
2017/04/My new book Lulu in New York and Other Tales (Unicorn Press, UK; University of Chicago Press, USA: July 2017) is a collaboration with the American painter Max Ferguson (www.maxferguson.com) where I've written 60 short stories to 60 of his paintings, spanning the 1980s to the present day. The eponymous story is that of Louise Brooks, the silent film actress. This week the Louise Brooks Society, based in San Francisco, picked up on pre-launch publicity for the book and wrote a nice piece on its website: