Ghostwriting interview with Michael Portillo

Simon Petherick was interviewed by Michael Portillo on GB News on Sunday 20th November 2022 on the craft and business of ghostwriting: You can also watch the ten-minute interview here on Youtube: You can read more about the process of ghostwriting here:

In Search of Shangri-La

Simon Petherick has a new essay in Issue 84 of Idler Magazine. You can buy Idler magazine from these stockists — — or read the article here: ‘I am from the lamasery of Shangri-La.’ These first words spoken by Chang, the High Lama’s functionary, in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton, introduced the worldContinue reading “In Search of Shangri-La”

Ghost in the machine

The following essay on ghostwriting and how to be a ghostwriter is published in the November-December issue of Idler magazine, available in selected WHSmiths, Waitrose and bookshops or by subscription at Full list of Idler stockists is here: ____________ Ghost in the machine I was talking to my sister the other day. SheContinue reading “Ghost in the machine”