My background is literary studies but in the last fifteen years I have become more and more interested in what could be crudely summarised as 'performing literature'. I have published three books on Bob Dylan, one a study of the lyrics and the other two concern themselves with live performing.
I have a book on Shakespeare, concentrating on live outdoor performances coming out in Spring 2015.
When not wrting I am a freelance teacher of English as a second language to business and academic students.
Favourites: Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Burns, Blake, Sartre, Turgenev, Checkov, Webster etc.
I am so old that it takes me quite a time scrolling down the year of birth choices when booking flights. They year I was born Frank Sinatra had two number one albums, the second being "Sings for Only the Lonely".