Archive for September, 2022

Thankyou so much to all who have supported DELPHI! I had a wonderful launch week, with events at the Review Bookshop and 5 Points Brewery, and fortune-cookies all round. I just thought I’d put up links to everything DELPHI-related in one post on my website…

Firstly, I wrote a few blogs:

For Lithub, about how to write about now.

For Hatchards, about fortune telling and fiction

And I put together this listicle of novels by poets for Bookshop.org and wrote an essay for London Magazine about Cavafy’s ‘Ithaca’ and failing to visit Delphi in the current issue.

Also, I had some fantastic reviews (always a relief). I was so pleased to be generously reviewed by Sarah Moss in The Guardian (her Ghost Wall is one of my favourite books of recent years). Also by John Self in the Observer, Michael Donkor in the i, and Suzi Feay in the FT. The Daily Mail said: This isn’t the first – and most certainly won’t be the last – pandemic novel, but it might be the most brilliant’. And in the US I was very honoured DELPHI was chosen by indie booksellers to be an ‘Indie Next’ title, and reviewed in the LA Review of Books, and the New York Times, whilst Buzzfeed said: ‘For fans of Jenny Offill, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Sally Rooney, here’s another hot sad girl book to add to your list’.

Upcoming: I’ll be on the podcast Little Atoms soon, will be launching DELPHI in Bolton on October 4th, and am having a Drink with the Idler on October 13th (online, where I may unveil the new cocktail I’ve invented in Delphi’s honour, The Premonition).

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