My piece on the Harriette Wilson, hilarious Regency courtesan and memoirist, is in Tin House's Fall issue. The theme is True Crime, and Harriette gets in as a blackmailer of her former lovers. I hope you might pick up a copy of the magazine (which is full of goodness, including an essay on "Murder Tourism in America"), and of the memoirs themselves--they deserve to be read. They're also helping me with period research for my next novel draft . . ..
I'm the author of My Name is a Knife, All True Not a Lie In It, and The Old Familiar.