I get the call on a Thursday afternoon. At first I think it’s the media. Maybe a magazine wanting to do a feature piece. “Mr Judd, I heard about you in the news a few years back, and I’ve been following your career…” Perhaps it’s another devastated and desperate family member without the money for … More The Origin Secret
Here it is. My first short story of the year. Please don’t judge, my creative writing is very, very raw right now. I need to shake off all the negative feelings I have towards writing, because copywriting is a big part of my day job, and find my groove again somehow. It will happen. Step … More Shy
I saw it on prominent shelves in bookshops a few months back, so I knew this book was important. Then I heard it won the 2016 Man Booker Prize, so it must have made quite an impression. The Sellout is not what I expected it to be, but I can see why there has been … More The Sellout – Paul Beatty
I challenged myself in 2016 to read 30 books. I ended up reading 31 (and a half)! As happy as I am about achieving my goal, now it’s time for the hard part. My challenge for 2017 is start writing myself. This year my focus will be on short stories, but my long term plan … More 2016 challenge completed. Now for the scary part.