Free state journalist/columnist. Books Editor @bigissue. Scotland's first Reading Ambassador (CultureNL). Evangelist for scepticism. & for BBC radio.

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@Janeannie — 2,437 followers, 15,427 tweets

@GuardianBooks I think @wself gets bored sometimes & knows how to start a conversation. Once an iconoclast.. it’s a buzz.
@laurakaykelly @guardian You mean, is he, like Jack White, on a list of things you need to like to be my friend?!
@NicolaSturgeon @canongatebooks I think @wself is just keeping his clickbait nous in line with his skills as a novelist
Enjoying Perilous Question (the Great Reform Bill) on @bbcradio4 @BBCiPlayerRadio. Tho can’t see much modern relevance in tale of formation of ‘ultra’ govt Tories driven by hatred of French, Catholics, & general lean to tolerance & Euro friendship :/ 
An illuminating display of just don’t get it myopia from @bbc5live rugby pundits consistently discussing #6Nations from a ‘what went wrong for England’ standpoint.
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