Topical politico-literary humour

This will look out of date in the five minutes that it takes for the news cycle to move on, so I'd better blog about it now. 

Reading James Comey's opening statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee, in advance of the hearings later today, I was struck by the similarity in tone to Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day

See if you can identify the source for each excerpt – the great Timothy McSweeney was good enough to put it on his Internet Tendency.

Interview in Lecture in Progress

I've been interviewed on the new Lecture in Progress site, talking about how I got started, building a writing ecosystem and other things. You can read it here. 

On the same site, I've contributed a short piece about side projects, which I don't really like calling side projects. 

Lecture in Progress is a new initiative by the people behind It's Nice That, gathering together practical insight from people across the industry. Well worth checking out and supporting.