The Empire of Lights (Hamish Hamilton, 1990)
The Year of Living Philosophically (Kindle eBook, 2011, MTP paperback 2020)


'First Person Singular,' Phoebe: The George Mason Review, X, no. 3 (Spring 1981)
'The Transmutation,' Black Cat Quarterly (Winter 1981)
'Paragrams and Anadigms,' The Literary Review: An International Quarterly, 27, no. 2 (Winter 1984)
'The Book of Ands,' Critical Quarterly, 30, no. 3 (Autumn 1988). Reprinted in Best Short Stories 1989 (Heinemann, 1989); Sixteen Modern Short Stories (Longman Cheshire, 2nd edn, 1992); and The Best of Best Short Stories 1986-1995 (Heinemann, 1995)
'Company,' The Spectator, 23/30 Dec. 1989. Reprinted in Best Short Stories 1990 (Heinemann, 1990); and The Penguin Book of First World War Stories (Penguin Classics, 2007)
'S/he,' The Time Out Book of London Short Stories (Penguin, 1993)
'The Uncertainty Principle,' London Magazine, Vol. 36, nos. 3-4, 1996
'Life Among the Destructivists: A Memoir of the 1960s,' June 2009
'The Shed,' The Beginning (Seaman's Roost, 2012)
'Damage Limitation,' WOW! Anthology 2014 (Wordsonthestreet, 2014)
'First,' Fish Anthology 2014 (Fish Publishing, 2014)
'What Happened at Alamein,' 2015
'The Inattentive Husband,' Let's Be Absurd: Stories from Carillon's 'Absurd Story' Competition (Carillon, 2015)
'The Axe-Murderer,' 2016
'The Prize,' Artificium 4, 2016
'The Crisis Line,' Ambition (Momaya Press, 2016)
'Pasterity,' Horology (Artificium Signo, 2017)
'Stayin' Alive,' Nivalis 2017 (Fabula Press, 2017)


'A Swift Solution,' Prole 18 (Prolebooks 2015)
'Poem,' Ghosts (The Linnet's Wings, 2016)
'Sandie and Dud,' Ghosts (The Linnet's Wings, 2016)
'The Angel in the Mirror,' A Christmas Canzonet (The Linnet's Wings, 2016)
'The Shock of the Old,' Lighten Up Online, June 2022

Essays, articles

'Person's Regress,' The Nabokovian, 15 (Fall 1985)
'Nabokov's Horological Hearts,' The Nabokovian, 16 (Spring 1986)
'Spiralizing the Circle: The Gnostic Subtext in Nabokov's Invitation to a Beheading,' Essays in Poetics, 12, no. 2 (Autumn 1987)
'The Twin Abysses of “Lik”,' The Nabokovian, 19 (Fall 1987)
'Nabokov and Self-Divestment: A Gnostic Source,' English Language Notes, XXV, no. 3 (March 1988)
'Shaking the Kaleidoscope: Physics and Metaphysics in Nabokov's Bend Sinister,' Russian Literature Triquarterly, no. 24 (1991)
'Perfection,' A Small Alpine Form: Studies in Nabokov's Short Fiction (Garland Publishing, 1993)
'The Future Perfect of the Mind: “Time and Ebb" and “A Guide to Berlin”,' A Small Alpine Form: Studies in Nabokov's Short Fiction (Garland Publishing, 1993)

Book reviews

'Reader's Guide: Modern Short Stories Vol. 1,' Today in English, March 1996
'Reader's Guide: Modern Short Stories Vol. 2,' Today in English, April 1996
'Reader's Guide: The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers,' Today in English, June 1997
'Reader's Guide: Moon Palace by Paul Auster,' Today in English, Jan 1998
'Reader's Guide: Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe,' Today in English, Jan 1999
'Reader's Guide: The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe,' Today in English, March 1999
'Profile: Paul Auster,' Today in English, April 1999
'Reader's Guide: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey,' Today in English, Dec 1999
'Reader's Guide: The Garden Party and Prelude by Katherine Mansfield,' Today in English, March 2000
'Reader's Guide: Five Comic Novels,' Today in English, June 2000
'Book of the Month: The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris,' Today in English, Sept 2000
'Book of the Month: The High Window by Raymond Chandler,' Today in English, May 2001
'Book of the Month: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy,' Today in English, June 2001
'Book of the Month: The Evolution Man by Roy Lewis,' Today in English, April 2004
'Book of the Month: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley,' Today in English, Feb 2005
'Book of the Month: Macbeth by William Shakespeare,' Today in English, April 2005
'Book of the Month: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley,' Today in English, May 2005,
'Travel Writing: from Captain Cook to Michael Palin,' Today in English, July/Aug 2005
'New York Novels: The Age of Innocence, The New York Trilogy, American Psycho,' Today in English, Sept 2005
'Steinbeck’s America: Of Mice and Men, The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden,' Today in English, Oct 2005
'British Crime Fiction: Reginald Hill, Ruth Rankin, Ian Rendell,' Today in English, Nov 2005
'Novels of the Frozen North: White Fang, The Danger Trail, Polar Star,' Today in English, Dec 2005
'Great Love Stories: Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, The Republic of Love,' Today in English, Feb 2006
'Stories of Africa: Cry, The Beloved Country, A Good Man in Africa, The Constant Gardener,' Today in English, March 2006
'All About Dickens: Oliver Twist, Bleak House, Great Expectations,' Today in English, April 2006
'Multicultural London: The Buddha of Suburbia, White Teeth, Brick Lane,' Today in English, May 2006
'Pirate Adventures: Gulliver’s Travels, Treasure Island, Life of Pi,' Today in English, June 2006
'Hot summer Books: The Last Juror, Skinny Dip, 44 Scotland Street,' Today in English, July/Aug 2006
'Campus Classics: Brideshead Revisited, Changing Places, The Rotters’ Club,' Today in English, Sept 2006
'The Spy Novel: John Le Carré, Ian Fleming, Tom Clancy,' Today in English, Nov 2006
'Heart, Body and Soul: Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Toni Morrison,' Today in English, Feb 2007
'Modern Irish Stories: William Trevor, Roddy Doyle, Colm Toibin,' Today in English, March 2007
'Tony Hillerman,' Today in English, Oct 2008
'Deaf Sentence, by David Lodge,' Today in English, Feb 2009
'The Road, by Cormac McCarthy,' Today in English, April 2009
'Life of Pi, by Yann Martel,' Today in English, May 2009
'Hold Tight, by Harlan Coben,' Today in English, June 2009
'The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald,' Today in English, Oct 2009
'Comic Chaos in the Florida Everglades: Nature Girl, by Carl Hiassen,' Today in English, Dec 2009
'From Heaven, With Love: The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold,' Today in English, Jan 2010
'Breath, by Tim Winton,' Today in English, Apr 2010
'Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi,' Today in English, June 2010
'Everyone Loves Jane Austen,' Today in English, Sept 2010
'Tales of New York: The Bonfire of the Vanities, American Psycho, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Brutal Art, The Interpretation of Murder,' Today in English, Oct 2010
'Crime Thrillers: The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor, by Cameron McCabe,' Today in English, Nov 2010
'The Chaos Walking trilogy, by Patrick Ness,' Today in English, Dec 2010
'The Best in Science Fiction,' Today in English, March 2011
'Tennessee Williams: His Life in Art,' Today in English, Sept 2011
'Gothic Romance with the Bronte Sistsers,' Today in English, Oct 2011
'Top Horror Books,' Today in English, Nov 2011


'Twentieth-Century Icons: the Jukebox,' Today in English, Oct 2000
'Ticket to Loch Ness,' Today in English, Sept 2002
'Drugs in the USA,' Today in English, Nov 2002

Competitions, prizes, etc

'The Shed,' Winner, Chapter One International Short Story Competition 2009
'Damage Limitation,' Runner-up, Wow! Fiction Award 2014
'First,' Runner-up, Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2014
'The Prize,' Runner-up, Artificium In Brief Competition 2016
'Stayin' Alive,' Editor's Pick, Fabula Press Nivalis 2017 Competition
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