Lockhart

Final Fantasy VII, the greatest narrative videogame ever released, with a startlingly radical climate-change message, has been remade. This review assesses the remake in terms of the increased centrality of one character, Tifa Lockhart.… Read More Lockhart

New article: “The Song of a Poet: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and the Boundaries of Literature”

Hi all, Just checking in to let any R2R subscribers know that I’ve got a new piece of writing up at Inciting Sparks, a University of Edinburgh postgrad blog platform. It’s about Cohen and Dylan, and it’s about having a sniffy, protective attitude towards what counts as literature (and, by implication, as art). It’s about… Read More New article: “The Song of a Poet: Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and the Boundaries of Literature”

Waiting for Godot at the Edinburgh Lyceum

The more things stay the same, the more significant a minor change becomes. The bareness of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot – both in terms of its minimal scenery and unfleshy script – and the rigid adherence to that script demanded by the Beckett estate mean that any production becomes most notable for its deviations from the default ur-Godot which one visualises when reading the play on the page.… Read More Waiting for Godot at the Edinburgh Lyceum

New Short Story — “This House of Cards Must Fall”

Thoroughly excited to have a new short story, “This House of Cards Must Fall”, featured in the first edition of The Treacle Well, an online literary magazine showcasing new writing, along with art, photography and reviews. The picture above is the illustration which Rebecca Brown did for my story, which is… a Wonderland and a… Read More New Short Story — “This House of Cards Must Fall”