Bio

Un-agented debut author.

Story sales: Mondays Are Murder, Big Pulp, Transmission, The Front View and others, cf Jack Kerouac Eats Here (Authonomy, 2011).

Poems published: The North, Iota, Seam and Blade amongst others. Prizes in the Yorkshire, Dulwich, Exeter and Berkshire competitions: What You Will See (Gatto, 2006)

Favourite writers: Magnus Mills, Franzen, Eugenides, Munro, Carver, Kelman and Self.

Novel #1: Tony Blair: The Wilderness Years (Createspace, 2003).

Novel #2: Stop the World, I Want to Get On (Authonomy, 2011).

Novel #3: Baking Cakes for Winston Churchill (working title in progress).

MA, Creative and Life Writing, Goldsmith’s, University of London, 2002, I mention this even though it’s terribly unfashionable to admit to an MA in Creative Writing because, they say, it’s no indication of writing ability, they say, those who don’t have an MA usually say this, but might I also mention my BSc Civil Engineering (that’s beyond unfashionable) and might I also mention my escapades at ICI’s hydrochloric acid plant in Widnes, my escapades on building sites in Scotland, and  my drain inspection days. Why not?

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