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A Kitchen in Rural Missouri

September 17, 2017 | Tags:, , , , , , ,  | Comments Closed

This morning as I ate my porridge, I listened to Mary Anne Hobbs on Radio 6. She played bits and bobs from an interview with fifth generation baker Tom Herbert. She asked him about music and baking, about music and food. His response reminded me how much I love to listen to music while I’m in the kitchen. Songs like Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’ for washing dishes, Mishka’s album Above the Bones for preparing apple and blackberry crumble. For the past year, I’ve been writing in response to 52, … More »

Get Your Free Extract!

August 11, 2017 | Comments Closed

A new release of my first book, Three Cubic Feet, is coming soon to the UK! In the meantime, enjoy this free extract. 

Click here and enjoy: Three Cubic Feet Extract 

Thanks to Alban Fischer for the fab new cover! 

D.D. Johnstone, author of , Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs,  and The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub and The Secret Baby Room says ‘Three Cubic Feet is a compelling narrative, which I read in one breathless sitting. Knight writes with an almost Salingerian feel for young people. Like all the best novels, … More »

One Breathless Sitting

July 30, 2017 | Comments Closed

A new release of my first book, Three Cubic Feet, is coming soon to the UK! 

Thanks to Alban Fischer for the fab new cover! 

D.D. Johnstone, author of , Peace, Love & Petrol Bombs,  and The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub and The Secret Baby Room says ‘Three Cubic Feet is a compelling narrative, which I read in one breathless sitting. Knight writes with an almost Salingerian feel for young people. Like all the best novels, Three Cubic Feet is at once specific and universal. Knight paints a powerful picture of a … More »

How Much I Love a Good Story

May 12, 2017 | Tags:, , , , ,  | Comments Closed

Has anyone ever written a story just for you? Or have you ever read something and thought, oh, that’s just what I needed? I’m currently marking student work, third year creative writing dissertations and second year creative responses to a field trip in Córdoba, and I feel so lucky, so spoiled. I’m grateful, first, that I get to read creative writing as a core task of my job as a university lecturer. Second, I’m grateful to my students for their hard work, for understanding how much I love a good story.

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Maybe You Want to Take a Walk?

April 15, 2017 | Comments Closed

So many of my friends are struggling. One lost his job, another tried to hurt herself and ended up in hospital. One friend’s father died recently, another has so much anxiety he has trouble stepping out his front door. Many of my friends are also doing well, but it seems like this spring has been particularly tough. Today, I went walking with a friend. We shared stories of past struggles, how we’d both made it through parting with husbands and lovers, raising children, finding friends and earning money. We walked … More »