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Two Blasts from the Past

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on October 31, 2008



I got an email today informing me that this year’s edition of the Mechanics’ Institutue Review – AKA MIR 5 – is available on Amazon. Five! It seems hardly yesterday that I and the rest of the first editorial board were sitting in a room at Birkbeck, agonising over the choice of a title for our new baby.

Anyway, if it’s anything like the last four, I can highly recommend it. This one comes with stories by Ali Smith, Toby Litt and Sarah Salway, as well as a host of other writing by Birkbeck students who you will undoubtedly be hearing more from soon.

And the other blast from the past? Well, my father was googling around the internet the other day and couldn’t help buying me this:

The original and best?

The original and best?

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Off on (Virtual) Tour

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on May 5, 2008

I’m off on a virtual tour of the blogosphere, or at least those bits of it kind enough to host me and my book for a few days. First up is the lovely Mr Moobs, who has written a cheek-flushingly kind review here. Next will be Kay Sexton at Writing Neuroses, tomorrow, and the full tour is as follows:


Writing Neuroses

Caroline Smailes


Roger’s Plog

The Man Who Fell Asleep

Down by the River

My Boyfriend is a Twat

Please check them out, as they are all fine writers in their own right, not to mention exceedingly nice and helpful people.

Watch this space for updates of dates and links to the entries themselves

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Giving up the Day Job

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on January 19, 2008

Yesterday was my last day – I hope – as a full time employee. I realised a couple of months ago that it was no longer possible to combine my job with a writing career and do justice to both. Put like that, the choice was obvious. I have wanted to be a writer when I grew up ever since I was about seven and started writing my first book in a little Red-and-Black bound notebook. It has just taken me rather longer to grow up than I had expected.

So, today really is the first day of the rest of my life. I’m just hoping it isn’t all like this.

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In Which I Register a Domain

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on November 17, 2007

OK, so this is serious. I’ve been playing around with this site for a while, but haven’t really made it official. But Birkbeck have just asked me for details of my biography, publications and any website information so I decided to actually take the plunge and register a domain. is now mine, all mine.  I didn’t fancy the naked commercialism of a, or the rampant egotism of a – .net seemed a suitable compromise.

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Getting Started

Posted by sallyhinchcliffe on October 27, 2007

I’m mainly using this blog as a personal website, somewhere where I can put up information about my books and short stories and other writing. This means persuading wordpress it wants to be a web site management tool instead of a blog – something I may struggle with.

Having got the blogging habit though, I will undoubtedly be putting up a few brief posts about the writing and publication process.

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