Novelist, poet, dramatist and sometime publisher, John Harvey has been a professional writer for some forty years. The first of his Charlie Resnick series, Lonely Hearts, was named by The Times as one of the 100 most notable crime novels of the last century, and in 2007 he was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for Sustained Excellence in Crime Writing. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the Universities of both Nottingham and Hertfordshire.
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Last weekend we took the train north out of London, just 40 miles or so to the Bedfordshire village of Harlington, and walked across fields, through woods and over streams, climbing to the top of an escarpment that curved around and brought us finally down, some eight or nine miles later, to the point where we had begun.
As the telling goes, Joe Temperley’s first brush with the Humphrey Lyttelton band was depping on tenor sax, then his chosen instrument, for a temporarily ailing Jimmy Skidmore in 1958. Pleased with Temperley’s playing, Humph told him he was thinking of expanding the sax section from two to three and was looking for someone to play baritone. Having […]
I’m pleased to be reading on the opening night of both the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival (Friday, May 27th) and the Derby Book Festival (Friday, June 3rd). The Bodmin Moor Festival takes place (a tad confusingly?) in Liskeard, at Sterts Theatre, Upton Cross, and the opening reading, which I’m sharing with Welsh poet and Picador […]
Out of the Past : Jacques Tourneur (1947) Double Indemnity : Billy Wilder (1944) The Darjeeling Limited : Wes Anderson (2007) Rams : Grímur Hákonarson (2015) Hitchcock Truffaut : Kent Jones (2016) Thelma & Louise : Ridley Scott (1991) The Tall T : Budd Boetticher (1957) The Constant Gardener : Fernando Meirelles (2005) Bande a […]