Lost Writers - article in London Magazine, March 2008
Is it possible to be nostalgic about a time before you were born? For
me the Thirties hold a very powerful appeal, partly due, I suspect,
to the films and fashions, the music, the cars, and not least to a pervasive
atmosphere of dark menacing glamour in the build-up to a war everyone
knew was coming, sooner rather than later
A ruthless killer shooting Bernard Gallagher at Barrow Rep.
The Quantum Writer - proposal for BBC Radio feature
"In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it." - Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal.
They seem to be worlds apart: quantum mechanics on the one hand, contemporary
fiction and drama on the other. Yet the bizarre discoveries and predictions
of quantum physics, which defy common sense, strike a chord with creative
writers and act as inspiration for novels, plays and even poetry.