Newcastle upon Tyne..., NE2 2HT
Joined on July, 2011
Any day in the afternoon
Up to 20 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
EducationBA, English Language & Literature, Trinity College, Dublin, 1971; MA, Eng. Lang. & Lit., TCD, 1974; Scottish MA (1971-75), Edinburgh University, Persian/Arabic/Islamic History; PhD (1979), Persian/Islamic Studies, Cambridge University.
Experience1981-86 Lecturer in Arabic & Islamic Studies, Newcastle University
2005-2008 Royal Literary Fund Fellow, Newcastle University.
2008-2010 Taught course in creative writing in genre, Newcastle University
2000 Tutor for Arvon Foundation on course in fiction writing
Currently, do editing & proofreading for student essays and dissertations, as well as post-doctoral work for post-doctoral teachers.
1984 – present, writer (25 novels, 6 non-fiction books, numerous articles)
HobbiesReading, both fiction and non-fiction; aficionado of Portuguese fado music; involved in pro-Israel activities; previously, president of the UK Natural Medicines Society; writing short books on Islamic subjects for think tanks
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