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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Philip Guston’s work as a painter is interesting in that it seems to divide quite startlingly into two disparate styles: first he was an abstract expressionist and then he was not. I find his earlier, abstract paintings quite beautiful, if difficult to analyse or describe. Well, he was, at this time in his career, an […]
This is the third of four extracts from my writing chosen by Sascha Feinstein to illustrate his interview with me which appeared in the Summer, 2017 issue of the journal, Brilliant Corners. The first shot had struck her in the chest, close to the heart, the second had shredded part of her jaw, torn her […]
My mother died thirty one years ago today, at the age of 85.
My dad died in Whittington Hospital thirty three years ago today; he was the same age as I am now. APPPLES My father is dying. Scent of apples from the night stand. I reach out my hand and rest one hard against my face; he taught me to tell the real thing from the […]