So – a few upcoming events. And if you’re anywhere near, it would be great to see you. 16th September Waterstones Piccadilly – I’ll be chatting with Jason Hewitt, Jane Thynne and Ben Fergusson., all of whom have written novels set in and around the fall of Nazi Germany. https://www.waterstones.com/events/savage-ending-fiction-and-the-fall-of-nazi-germany-with-william-ryan-jason-hewitt-jane-thynne-and-ben-fergusson/london-piccadilly 17th September Adderbury Library I’ll […]
There will be a book launch for The Constant Soldier on Thursday 1st September at Hodges Figgis in Dublin. All welcome so if you’re close – drop in!
A long time ago, it seems, I put up the first two chapters of the new novel. Anyway, things have moved on – The Constant soldier will now be published in August – and it occurred to me that those two first chapters are now quite different and have, in fact become three chapters. If […]
I’ve been a bit quiet for a while – busily rewriting and polishing The Constant Soldier – but I do have some news. M.R. Hall and I have published a short ebook on Writing Crime Fiction Which is available in most English-speaking countries (let me know if it isn’t) which we’re quite pleased with. Anyway, […]
Firstly, many apologies for not having given more regular updates on the project I’ve been working on – a novel set in 1945 Germany – although, the truth is, it’s been a bit of a struggle. The good news, however, is that it’s now largely written and from here on it will be mostly tweaking. […]
Quite a busy summer coming up in 2015 -please come and say hello if you’re near to any of these events: 11/04/15 and 12/04/15 – Guardian Writing History with Alex von Tunzelmann http://www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses/how-to-research-and-write-historical-stories-alex-von-tunzelmann-writing-course 23/4/15 Writing Russia at Paddington Library (World Book Night) A conversation with Francis Spufford, Vanora Bennett and Peter Higgins. https://www.westminster.gov.uk/paddington-library-events 03/05/15 Newcastle […]
From 11th August to 15th August, I’ll be teaching a residential Crime Fiction Week for Welsh Literature in West Wales, alongside Andrew Williams: http://www.llenyddiaethcymru.org/x18-crime-writing From 16th August to 17th August, I’ll be giving a Masterclass at the Guardian in London on writing historical fiction and non-fiction alongside Alex von Tunzelmann http://www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses/how-to-research-and-write-historical-stories-alex-von-tunzelmann-writing-course On 6th September, I’ll […]