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Iceland Fragments (Pt.II)

In the summer of 2009 I went back to Iceland. This time I was joined by an old school friend, partly for company and partly to split the cost of a rental car. What follows are excerpts from the journal I kept. Gradual adjustment to pace, space, clarity of light, air. Watching of clouds as …

Iceland Fragments (Pt. I)

In the summer of 2008 I went to Iceland for the first time, alone with a one-man tent. What follows are excerpts from the journal I kept. Beneath an enormous blue sky we drove through the grass-smothered lava fields towards the city. I have not yet seen its heart and walking out this evening I …

Notes For a Flawless Novel

Title robust but beautiful, precise yet expansive, irrefutably suited to the work.  Early pages intoxicating and compelling in equal measure, ensnaring readers of every age, race, inclination and intellect.  Strong voice established immediately, original and unique yet paying subtle homage to esteemed antecedents from Western canon and beyond.  Setting remote and perhaps exotic but palpably …