Three Score & Ten is an anthology of literary quotes illustrating every year of one’s life from conception to death. Basically 0 – 70 (or minus 9 months to 70 if you prefer).

W.B. Gooderham

I’m a freelance writer (published in The Guardian, The Observer, Time Out, Tank Magazine and Wasafiri), English tutor, and co-run the Tufnell Park Film Club.

At the moment most of my writing tends to be for the international literary magazine Wasafiri  (whose articles aren’t available on-line) and I’ve recently contributed essays to the Modern Books‘ anthology series, Literary Landscapes (2018) and Literary Journeys (to be published 2020).

In 2018 my short story ‘Flat White’ was shortlisted for Comma Press’s Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction.

The book-of-my-Other-Blog, Dedicated To…, a collection of inscriptions found inside second-hand books, was published by Transworld in 2013. The book is now out of the print (natch) but the blog goes on (& on).

Below is a selection of my writing (mostly for the Guardian unless stated otherwise). The complete list of Guardian articles can be accessed via my Guardian profile.

Miscellaneous – in a past life I wrote and recorded music in the bands Baptiste & Kelman. Also did some Other Stuff. Here it all be (for better or worse).

* Naturally, some songs are better than others. For the record, I’m (still!) fairly pleased with A New Career in a New Town, Icarus, Kissing With Your Eyes Open, A Worthy Grudge is a Beautiful Thing, Tired Bodies and Confessions of a Clumsy Man.

** Ditto. Recommended “cuts” (ugh): The Happiest Man Alive, These Days, Kicking Cans All The Way Home, Some Things Never Work Out and You’re Still Everything To Me.