We all have a story but not everyone gets to tell it.  I give as much time as I can to bold charitable organizations working hard to help make our society more equal and books and culture more accessible.  I started the writers-in-residence scheme for Gladstone’s Library and have supported Brighton Fringe to grow into the UK’s second largest arts festival. I helped lead the fight to save Newarthill Library. There’s always more to do, especially now.