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Welcome to the personal website of writer, editor and lecturer Tom Sykes.

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From satire to short fiction, reportage to travel narrative, here’s a stash of stuff I’ve published over the last ten years in media all over the place including The Telegraph, New Statesman, The Scotsman, The London Magazine, New Internationalist, Red Pepper, New African and Philippines Free Press

25 Responses to “Home”

  1. Richard Peirce 09/03/2012 at 10:42 #

    A refreshing alternative to Facebook, Tom. I will be dropping by here again.

    • tomgsykes 09/03/2012 at 10:45 #

      Thanks Richard. Never put nearly enough effort into this kind of thing before! I’ll be moving back to Portsmouth in April so maybe we can beer then – make up for having missed you in Manila. Tom.

  2. Simon Sykes 09/03/2012 at 11:20 #

    Excellent website – excellent writing – good photo too Thomas…

  3. Helen Hart 09/03/2012 at 11:46 #

    Thanks, Tom! Looking good.

  4. Alex Sykes 09/03/2012 at 11:52 #

    That’s my bedtime reading sorted out for a while! Well done. Nice to see we have similar taste in beards too! Hopefully see you when I’m down to see your Dad again.

  5. Bryony Jennings 09/03/2012 at 12:05 #

    Looks great Tom. Looking forward to having you back in Portsmouth, I’m going to have a proper read through now. Great photo xxx

  6. levertonwrites 09/03/2012 at 14:45 #

    Tom, take a look at my blog: http://www.levertonwrites.wordpress.com
    It is like yours but a few years down the line ie. when it gets all messy and you can’t remember why you do it anymore…

  7. Kate Allberry 13/03/2012 at 22:14 #

    Big big congratulations cuz! The website looks great – you’ve achieved so much and I am most proud. I will be sure to delve further into your works and have a proper read! Much love xx

  8. ilabenny 23/04/2012 at 07:05 #

    Benny here. Good job, Mr. Sykes. Hope you do get back to the Philippines; you may have some unfinished business with our Chicken Inasal🙂

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  12. justanormalmummy (@wallymummy) 19/11/2013 at 19:26 #

    Hi Tom, just wanted to say great to meet you at the #GEWPorts event last night. Was hoping to chat to you more but time ran out. Have been having a good nose around your blog – it’s fab! I also thought your talk was incredibly insightful and interesting for budding writers, and I was really privileged to be speaking along side you. Especially as I still consider myself a budding writer tbh! Couldn’t find you on twitter but if you are on there pls look me up and I’ll follow you back. Helen🙂

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  14. bina 11/05/2015 at 17:47 #

    hi
    i heared you doing a travel book guide for Philippines when is this going to published

    • tomgsykes 12/05/2015 at 10:06 #

      Hi Bina, thanks for your interest. I’m not actually writing a guidebook to the country, I’m working on a sort of autobiographical travelogue that is mostly set in Manila. It’s forming most of a PhD that I sincerely hope I’ll complete next year. What are you working on at the moment and where are you based?

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