kim mcgowan

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Industry Education
Occupation Librarian
Location Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Introduction I used to think I kept this blog to record the evolution of my Creative Writing MA. I now realise that I wrote it to gradually exact revenge for all the minor (and major) slights I've ever been dealt.
Interests geology, human evolution, archaeology, mammoths, mass extinctions, neanderthals
Favorite Movies Fanny and Alexander, Brief Encounter, Donnie Darko, Fargo, Get Carter, Junebug, Little Miss Sunshine, Local Hero, Magnificent Seven, Magnolia, Pan's Labyrinth, Pierrepoint, Pulp Fiction, Regeneration, Riff-Raff, The Wrestler, Withnail and I
Favorite Music Arthur Alexander, Ben E King, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, Bruce Springsteen, David Gray, Destroyer, Elvis Costello, Fleet Foxes, King Creosote, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Jeff Buckley, Kathryn Williams, The Killers, Leonard Cohen, The Low Anthem, Michelle Shocked, Okkervil River, Paul Simon, REM, Sister Sledge, Smashing Pumpkins, The Streets, The Temptations, Tracy Chapman, Van Morrison, Walter Huston
Favorite Books The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis, Experience by Martin Amis, The Regeneration Trilogy by Pat Barker, When Life Nearly Died: the greatest mass extinction of all time by Mike Benton, The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, Life on a Young Planet by Andrew H. Knoll, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman, That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien