Radio, Video and More…


    In May 2011, I embarked on a project to write a flash fiction every day for a year. This was called Flash365 (and was repeated to produce the 12 novellas published in 2014). When I was part way through, and going well, I decided to send out press releases, and Radio 4’s iPM programme picked me up. They commissioned a couple of new stories, and I got to be interviewed by Eddie Mair (squeee!). You can listen to it by clicking the image above or going to The interview starts from about 18:45, and the story follows on from their ‘Your News’ section at the end of the programme.

    On Christmas Eve 2011, BBC Radio 4’s iPM show then presented a much larger selection of my flash fictions – the whole programme in fact – read by Kenneth Cranham, Emilia Fox, Rory Kinnear, and no less a star than Dame Diana Rigg! It’s still available and you can listen to it by clicking on the image above, or following the link to

    Then, at the end of my first Flash365 project, I was back on iPM, this time writing live, during the programe, to a provided sound effect. The story was read out by Susie Riddell (Tracy from The Archers). You can hear me, and the sound effect, from the start, and the story is on from about 22:00 mins. Click the image above, or follow to listen.



    Over the course of my career, some of my readings have been caught on camera – usually without my knowledge. Here I will post some of the better quality ones. (PS. If you have a video of me reading, can you send me a link so I can add it here? Thanks.)


    ‘The Spark of Inspiration’ is perhaps my most famous story, and this one comes with a microphone malfunction right at the best bit!

    This isn’t me, but was a bunch of lovely people from Wigan reading stories from my collection Lost Property, for World Book Night 2015.

    This time you get two Calums for the price of one: me, and my sometime collaborator, Calum F. Kerr, a wonderful performance artist. Look him up over at