My first five novels are set at different moments in the past, and amount to a highly personal fictional history of England from the late 18th century to the mid-20th: are all to some extent concerned with the relationship between Englishness and the uncanny, the irrational, or the gothic.
Novel number six, Coyote Fork, is a departure. Set in the present-day, it sends its British narrator on a journey through Internet-era America, in the vein of a Raymond Chandler detective quest. But it also explores the consequences – predictive algorithms, mass surveillance, cancel culture – of the reductionist philosophy at the heart of Big Tech.