I write fiction and short film.
M.F.A. (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
PhD (University of East Anglia)
As a member of the Chicago-based collaborative, Haha (with Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer and John Ploof), I developed temporary public art projects. This work has appeared at The New Museum, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Ludwig Museum, Aachen; Magazin, Grenoble; Castello di Rivara, and Aperto at the Venice Biennale.
I teach creative writing at undergraduate and postgraduate level and have a particular interest in contemporary US and European fiction, and in writing for the screen.
I’m currently completing a series of three novels ‘The Kills’, and writing a new novel ‘we were ok’ based on travels through India.
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I organise seminars for the American Comparative Literature Association : ‘This is Not your Home’, ‘Home & Security’, on writing about cities and communities post-crisis, and representations of conflict.
Max405, story. Litro
Use What You Want, essay. New Linear Perspectives
Wintering, film script, co-written / directed by Iain Finlay. (Warp Films, 2009)
With Love From Haha: Essays & Notes From a Collective Practice, Wendy Jacob, Laurie Palmer, John Ploof, Whitewalls Press, 2008
Number 54, film script, co-written / directed by Iain Finlay. (IFproductions, 2004)
Uninvited, novel. Serpents Tail, 2002, rpt. Five Star, 2003
Bruiser, novel. Serpents Tail / High Risk, 1997, rpt. Five Star, 2002
Public art projects with Haha are catalogued online at www.hahahaha.org
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