These days we talk about mental illness, a lot. But are we using the right words? My generation has grown up in a world where the language of mental illness has permeated every level of culture: it is common to label someone a ‘bit OCD’ if they like things to be kept neat and tidy,..
Few artists capture the lack of identity and melancholy of modern life as well as Eric Lacombe; his paintings are eerie and powerful representations of modern man that speak to an inner anxiety that so many feel. As a writer, other people’s art is a constant source of inspiration, whether it is writing, music, paintings,..
I’m pleased to announce that there is a review of my debut novel, ****, or, The Anatomy of Melancholy, in the latest issue of the The Lancet: Psychiatry edition, one of the most prestigious journal groups in the world. I am, naturally, delighted to see the book featured in such a famous and well respected..
Following on from his brief TED Talk on the subject some four years ago, world-famous psychologist Philip Zimbardo has just released a book on the same topic: why young men are failing and what can be done about it. This is exactly the topic my debut novel, ****, or, The Anatomy of Melancholy covers, so..
Dr. Philip Zimbardo is one of the most famous social psychologists in the world, most notably for his infamous Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971. Today he has released a book with his co-author Nikita D. Coulombe that explores exactly what impact technology is having on young men today. As he writes, “Young men are failing..
In the past few weeks there has been plenty of support in the student press for ****, or, The Anatomy of Melancholy, for which I am very grateful. One of my favourite articles / most useful to a wider audience was a short piece I wrote for The Stag – a great fortnightly newspaper –..
Over the past few weeks a number of local newspapers have featured articles about me and ****, or, The Anatomy of Melancholy, which has been absolutely great. I’ve clipped and attempted to scan (you’ll notice the quality is a bit rubbish!) a few of the pieces to share with you all. Each article has been..
Bloody hell, it’s 2015 – we’re practically in the future! Sadly, there is a distinct lack of robo-dogs and hover boards so far. I always knew the future was overrated. Now the hangover (metaphorical or literal) is receding, it’s time to look to this shiny new year and wonder just exactly what the hell we’re..
The festive season is upon us and what better way to while a way a few moment’s than with a book themed quiz? It’s what the dark winter nights were made for. Conveniently for you then, I’ve written a short quiz, based on guessing the covers of some of the biggest selling books in Britain..
I’m really pleased to announce that my debut novel, ****, or, the Anatomy of Melancholy, has been released today. It took me a good couple of years to write the bugger, and now I share it with you all. It’s my first attempt at a full-length work, so it’s somewhat of an experiment on my..