Just heard tonight that Michael Marra died last week. Michael was a brilliant singer-songwriter from Dundee. His songs were witty, wise, literate, joyful. He was a fine humanist. I only got to see him play live once, at a very eccentric festival in Whitby. It seemed a highly appropriate occasion for such an individualistic singer. He did what he wanted, he followed no fashions, he just wrote and sang beautiful songs.
Tom Conoboy is a short story writer living in Yorkshire. He has had over 100 stories published, either in print journals or on online webzines, and has won a number of short story competitions. He has recently successfully completed a PhD in American literature. If you wish to contact Tom you can reach him at tomconoboy [at]excite dot com.