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My next book is called ‘Toast of Brighton’ and it’s due early next year. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoying telling the up-down-up story of Evie whose perfect life shatters in one fateful moment.

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A Brexit poem

Rarely do I venture so openly into political comments, but I can hardly let Brexit pass this site unmentioned. This is a poem. Its very short and very angry. Im tall and angry.

12DaysOfWriting – 2019 Blog Tour

It’s coming up to that time when writers go all out to find new readers – the holiday season will be here before you know it. And who wouldn’t like a chance to sell more books?

Ban ‘real life’ dialogue – My first act as leader

It’s my mission to correct any idea you might have that dialogue on the page should reflect the conversations you have or hear every day!

Ban the office party – My first act as leader

I’ll happily go for a drink after work. But I choose who I drink with. The organisation of any works social event where absence is deemed an act of party pooping should be punishable by a large fine and community service. Add an enforced theme to the office party, and I’ll up the punishment to life imprisonment or a spell ‘on the wall’.

Who is Mo Fanning?

Arts Council England shortlisted the first bestselling novel by Mo Fanning – The Armchair Bride – for Book of the Year in 2012. As well as writing contemporary comedy, he writes for BBC America and The Guardian.

After eight years living the expat life in Amsterdam, in 2015 Mo Fanning recalls cloggy life in his second novel Having it all. A third book considers what happens when your perfect life walks out the door. Look out for  Since you’ve been gone in late 2017.

A series of short stories and other writing features in his first compilation – this is (not) america. Some parts of which are confusingly set in America … and a version of the afterlife that most certainly isn’t America.

Mo Fanning lives in Brighton with his husband and a Labrador named Ernie.