I’m Craig but I publish under the pen name C. M. Taylor because there’s another writer called Craig Taylor who stole my name and foisted these pompous initials on me.
I grew up in England and have lived in India and Spain and Belgium, but am back in England now. I’ve got two daughters and recently they got so mad that they’d missed our wedding (they weren’t born – it wasn’t a snub) that they dressed up as bridesmaids and made us climb into our wedding outfits – I was podgy; my wife was hot – then got a neighbour round to pretend to marry us again. True story.
What else? There’s these books I’ve written, and some TV stuff I’m working on which is all dastardly and hush hush. I’m interested in the future of narrative art and I teach writing at retreats and workshops and festivals, and I teach on a publishing degree, and I edit a lot of other people’s novels, which I love.
When I have spare time – what even is that, something to do with your 20s? – I take my kids on canoe trips down the Thames, or watch poor-quality football with my Dad, or go trail running with friends.
These friends, by the way, call me Tegs. Some of them. Others call me Darth Taylor, but I’m clamping down on that.
If you’re somehow inclined to know more, there’s my Wikipedia page.
And here’s where I work at home in Oxford:
Interviews and articles
- British Library Keystroke Project, 2018
- How To Wallpaper A Dungeon: Writing Platform article, 2018
- British Library Keylogging data, 2018
- ‘Planning a Novel’ for Jericho Writers, 2018
- Staying On launch interview, 2018
- Interview with Woven Tale Press, 2017
- Interview with Retreat West on the transformational arc, 2016
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