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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It seemed a good idea to take the train down to Margate this Sunday just passed: a chance to spy out the newly repainted and refurbished Dreamland, if only from the outside, lap up a few rays of sun, take a dip in the sea (well, Sarah would take a dip in the sea) and, […]
I’m still in shock after hearing of Lee Harwood’s death yesterday. A friend for a good number of years, Lee was a singular and fine poet, one whose work synthesised the early influences of American writers of the New York School, John Ashbery in particular, and the European surrealism of Tristan Tzara, into something that […]
It wasn’t until I saw Arthur Penn’s 1975 neo-noir Night Moves again the other evening that I realised the large debt owed to it by my fifth Resnick novel, Wasted Years. Not for the main plot line, which involves Resnick and a former blues singer, Ruth Strange, but for those sections of the book which deal with the splintering of Resnick’s relationship with […]
After much preamble, the “These Seven” booklet of Nottingham writing, detailed above, which includes a brand new story of mine, entitled Ask Me Now, is generally available … Here’s a flavour of the story, how it begins … Tom Whitemore’s father left him a set of golf clubs he had yet to use, a collection of the […]