I did a long-form interview with Simon Akam for the podcast Always Take Notes. I am a little under-caffeinated (not a bad thing, perhaps), but it was a welcome chance to answer questions at a greater length than writers are normally given. The podcast also features interviews with, among many others, Candice Carty-Wlliams, Peter Frankopan, Hermione Lee, Nikesh Shukla and Ian Rankin. You can find it here: 



The Porpoise will be published by Chatto & Windus in the UK in May 2019 and by Doubleday in the US in June 2019. “‘I really am so very, very sorry about this,’ he says, in an oddly formal voice… They strike the side of a grain silo. They are travelling at seventy miles per hour…”

The cover art – which I like a lot - is by David Cass. You can see more of his work here: