06/07/17 : Thom Cuell interviewed me for Minor Literatures this week, Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile is Caught by the River’s Book of the Month for July, and there’s also another smashing review in Loud & Quiet 87 (vol. 3), now available in all good record shops. Mark Davis covered the launch event in Bradford for Northern Life, and Morning Star reviewed the book in last weekend’s culture supplement, ‘The author nails Dunbar’s distinctive voice from the get-go, never once ducking the brutality and self-loathing that marked her short, chaotic existence…’
26/05/17: My re-appraisal of Dunbar & Clarke’s masterpiece – Fancy a Jump? 30 Years of Rita, Sue and Bob Too – has appeared on Quietus Film this week.
25/05/17: Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile is longlisted for the 2017 Gordon Burn Prize. The prize, run in partnership by the Gordon Burn Trust, New Writing North, Faber & Faber and Durham Book Festival, seeks to celebrate the work of those who follow in his footsteps: novels which dare to enter history and interrogate the past; non-fiction adventurous enough to inhabit characters and events to create a new and vivid realities. I’m honoured to be in such esteemed company. Visit New Writing North for the full list, or The Bookseller for more details.
- The Yorkshire Post: The Genius We Don’t Discuss
- BBC News: Rita, Sue and Bob Too: A Snapshot of 80s Britain
- The Humber Star at John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux for Hull 2017: Guardian, The Times, Morning Star, Financial Times, Browse Magazine, Culture Vulture
- BBC Radio 3: Free Thinking
- Morning Star: I’m Drawn to Strong Women
- Vice Magazine: Remembering Brutalism
- Befrois: Read Women 2014
- Sabotage Reviews: Dark Corners of the Land
- 3:AM Magazine: Cigarettes and Alcohol