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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Blood on the Moon : Robert Wise (1948) To Have & Have Not : Howard Hawks (1944) Manchester by the Sea : Kenneth Lonergan (2016) Red Road : Andrea Arnold (2006) Parisienne (Peur de Rien): Danielle Arbid (2016) Cinema Paradiso : Giuseppe Tornatore (1988) Jackie : Pablo Larrain (2016) Toni Erdmann : Maren Ade […]
The first book of Tom Raworth’s poetry I bought was The Relation Ship; a second, 1969, edition of the book originally published by Goliard Press two years previously. Goliard, later Cape Goliard, being an important small press – vital, at the time – set up by Raworth himself and Barry Hall. I would have bought it almost certainly at Compendium in […]
“Now it is necessary to get to the grindstone again.” Ernest Hemingway, 1938 “So there is this pressure now, on every sentence, not just to say what it has to say, but to justify its claim upon our time.” Renata Adler : Pitch Dark Two quotations which were very much in mind at the end a […]