*** 27 September: after-dinner speaker at the Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Archives

*** 1 September – 8 September Life Writing on Skyros

*** 4 August ’19 and 2 February ’20 Guardian Masterclass writing family history

*** 14 June  Winchester Writers’ Festival – workshop on true stories into fiction

*** Guardian blog on writing Scattered Ghosts and family history

*** 27 April – 4 May 2019 Life Writing Retreat in the heart of Andalusia

*** 3 February 2019 Guardian Masterclass on writing family history

*** Short story, ‘Remains’, on Shoes Or No Shoes, collaborative art project

*** I’m teaching a new one-day family history writing course 

*** Facebook family history page

*** 21-23 September, Life Writing at The Grange, Isle of Wight

*** 1-8 September, Life Writing, Writers’ Lab, Skyros Centre

*** 5 August 2018 Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** 4 February 2018 Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** 2-9 September – Life Writing on Skyros

*** Geneva Writers Group 2017 – I’m a judge for this year’s non-fiction prize

*** 24-26 February – Life Writing at The Grange, Isle of Wight

*** 11-12 February 2017, Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** 13 December – A Country of Refuge, House of Commons event to raise awareness – article in The Bookseller

*** Life Writing at Arvon, Totleigh Barton, week of 24 October, with Kapka Kassabova

*** Children of the Revolution – British writers of Hungarian origin – a discussion on 20 October, Monnet Room, Europe House, including Tibor Fischer, Monica Porter and me. A Hungarian Cultural Centre event

*** A Country of Refuge -an anthology of writings about asylum-seekers, edited by Lucy Popescu, launched in June 2016, with a contribution from me. Available from Amazon or Penguin

*** Life Writing – I’ll be teaching life writing on Skyros June 5-12 and Isle of Wight Sep 30- Oct 2

*** 20-21 February 2016, Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** 5 December, Young Muslim Writers Award (I’m one of the judges)

*** Guardian blogspot – What we learned…

*** On teaching family history, IB Tauris blog

*** 12-13 September 2015, Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** 4-5 July 2015, I’m teaching a Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** 18-19 April 2015, I’m teaching a Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** 20-22 February 2015, Limerick Literary Festival

*** 17-18 January 2015, I’m teaching a Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** Guardian Family Section – a piece about writing family history

*** 19 November, Writers’ Centre, Goldsmiths, Uncovering Family Secrets

*** Scattered Ghosts longlisted for 2015 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize

*** 18-19 October, 2014, I’m teaching a Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** 15 September, Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival – in conversation with historian Paula Kitching

*** An interview with Tibor Fischer on Central and Eastern European News

*** June 21, Yellow Star Houses mapping the houses in Budapest in which Jews were forced to live in 1944.

– An extract from Scattered Ghosts relates to one of them.

– Yellow Star Houses – article in Central and Eastern European News

*** June 13, One Day in the City, London Literature at UCL –  you tube video

*** May 25, The R Word – Racism in the 21st Century@ Lilian Baylis Studio

*** April 15, Alexandra Bookshop, Budapest, Holocaust Memorial Year

*** April, 2014, Hungarian edition of Scattered Ghosts, KUK 

*** 30 March, Jewish Book Week on Tour @ Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society

*** 28 March, 2014, Oxford Literary Festival

*** The Wife of a Man Who – new 2014  English Kindle version here

*** 3 March, 2014, Jewish Book Week on Tour @ Bournemouth Central Library

*** 15-16 Feb, 2014, I’m teaching a Guardian Masterclass on Family History

*** An interview with me on 26, the inspirational organisation for writers.

*** 10 December 2013 – In Conversation @ Second Generation Network 

***  23 October St John’s Wood Library, 6pm

*** 19 October Swiss Cottage Library, 3pm

*** 17 October Bloomsbury Festival @ Wiener Library – in discussion with novelist Eve Harris

*** Scattered Ghosts book launch, October 16, 6.30-8.30pm, @ Daunt Books, 112-114, Holland Park Avenue, W11


*** An interview with me by Veronika Reinige-Hahn in the Hungarian newspaper, Népszabadság


*** 26Norwich – I participated in a grand project involving Writers’ Centre Norwich that paired 26 writers with 26 other writers in England’s first city of literature. The website is now live at

And the piece I contributed about George Ewart Evans


*** Hooky Gear on Radio 4’s ‘A Good Read‘ with Lynne Truss and Diran Adebayo – July ’13


*** New Kindle editions of Curvy Lovebox, Crumple Zone and Hooky Gear are now available here….


*** Pulppushper blog: 


*** Check out Stephen Thompson’s  The Colverstone Review including contributions from me, Courttia Newland, James M. Wood, M.J Hyland, Myfanwy Fox and James Miller


*** Hard Truths, crime writer Tony Black‘s collection of interviews, including with me, Ian Rankin, Ken Bruen, Irvine Welsh, Andrew Vachss and many others, is now available:

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