Reading at Jazz Club Newcastle 7.30
New Fiction Bursary 2016 awarded.
I will be reading in Newcastle, Manchester and Kendal – Little Crackers
On BBC radio Newcastle Monday 11th talking about the collection with Anna Foster 11 am
Very happy to be on the Long-list Frank O’Connor Award 2015
I am delighted to be on the Edgehill 2015 Longlist!
Great reviews for Little Crackers so far –
“A terrifically dark and frightening collection, Little Crackers jolts with electricity and malice” Mslexia
“These stories challenge the very idea that such a state as ‘normal’ exists” James Robertson
“These twisted tales beat with a heart of stone, Higgins has managed to create a little godless universe that stings like a paper cut – Bravo!” The Crack Magazine
“full of surprising twists and outcomes – taking the reader on a journey through other people’s unique stories” Matthew Bradby Queen’s Nursing Institute
My new collection of short stories is published today!
Launch in Blackwell’s Newcastle Upon Tyne next Thursday 13th Nov at 6pm-7pm
Interview today at BBC Radio Newcastle
Let the good times roll!
Had my article on Drug Addiction published in Independent Nurse. (Link no longer available.)
An article published in Independent Nurse. Link no longer available.
An article in Independent Nurse. Link no longer available.
|If you’re not in – you can’t win.
I’ve been short-listed for the Highlands and Islands short story award – results November.
Competitions are the life-blood to my writing. They make me edit, hone down, read aloud and get my story to a standard that otherwise wouldn’t happen. Getting short-listed is a pat on the back and encouraging nudge to keep doing going. It’s affirmation of a certain standard and helps deal with self doubts.