- March 23, 2019
It’s become something of a cliché to look back on Nazi Germany and shake our heads and ask how the country of Goethe and Beethoven could have descended into barbarism. There are obviously very specific historical reasons why Germany took the path it did, but there is also a more universal lesson that can be...
- June 19, 2017
My first novel The Devils of Cardona was published in the US in June last year. This year it’s just come out in paperback. Here’s an extract from a piece that I wrote for the Literary Hub website to mark the occasion:
As a writer who has written a lot of non-fiction in my...
- May 29, 2011
Question: What do these photographs have in common?
Answer: All of them are pictures of Muslims, and they can be found on the wonderful website Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things – a brilliantly imaginative antidote to the obsession with Muslim dress codes that has become a staple of contemporary Islamophobia. It was created last...