NEWS – April 2020
Breaking News: Vlad’s Vlog videos – retitled “Les Balades de Marlowe” – are now a twice-weekly feature on the web television channel TV Touraine. Though planned before the lockdown, this is now presented as a means of going on a virtual dog-walk during the confinement and getting to know the highways and byways of southern Touraine.
Adrian Mathews has a video blog with over 200 videos – Vlad’s Vlog. On 7 April 2019 the video “LCBSM Côté SO” won the Grand Prix for Experimental/Free Expression films and the Humour Prize at the 2019 Beaugency Film Festival. It was then entered for the national competition at Soulac-sur-Mer where, on September 29 2019, it was selected for the international competition in Birmingham in August 2020.
Previously, in 2018, Vlad’s Vlog won the prize for best “Experimental Film” at the Beaugency Film Festival in France. On Wednesday 15 August 2018 it was featured in La Renaissance Lochoise, following an interview with Adrian Mathews. Click here to view the article.
“Discover Vlad’s Vlog, the diary of a rural flaneur. Short, rambling, incidental videos of negligible importance recording trivial details in the lives of Vlad, his dog Marlowe, and whatever unwitting extras happen to get in the way of the camera. The action and inaction take place in Touraine, central France.” Vlog posts are in French, subtitled in English.
Click here to view the vlog and subscribe or receive updates by subscribing to the written blog on this site.
The Vlad/Marlowe videos will soon be featured on a regular basis on “TV Touraine”, a new web TV channel.
On November 25 2017, Adrian Mathews took part in the “Polar sur Loire” book fair in Tours. This included a round table discussion on the subject of “Lieux irréels, lieux réels” and an interview (all in French) which were broadcast live on RFL 101 radio station. The podcast of the interview is available here.
For a French translation of a short story by Adrian Mathews, go to “Other Writings” (above) and click on “La mallette”. Translation by Annie Parot. Another short story in French, “La fuite”, is also available under this tab.
The French newspaper La Nouvelle République published a full-page profile of Adrian Mathews. Click here to view the online version.
A short story, “Janet and John’s Ideal Home”, was published in the literary magazine DWB. (The same magazine has previously published Adrian Mathews’ short story “Excuse Me, You Are Mr Levitch”.)
A short story, “An Experiment at the Vehicular Manslaughter Clinic”, was published in the online magazine The Long + Short.
Adrian Mathews’ novels The Hat of Victor Noir, Vienna Blood and The Apothecary’s House are available as ebooks from Endeavour Press, the UK’s leading digital publisher, for Kindle from Amazon, with the following cover designs: