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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As I’ve recounted elsewhere (a tweet, I think) the first thing that made me think I should read Claire-Louise Bennett’s short story collection, Pond, was the strong recommendation it received from a barista in the Rathbone Place branch of TAP Coffee, where I’d take refuge so as to fill in time before the first day […]
October looks as if it’s going to be a busy month, one way or another, with most of my activities – just for a change – centred around Nottingham. Darkness, Darkness is at Nottingham Playhouse for the first two weeks of the month, and, during the second of those weeks, the band, Blue Territory, [that’s […]
Willnot : James Sallis Point Omega : Don DeLillo The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial : Maggie Nelson The Waves : Virginia Woolf White Noise : Don DeLillo The Crime Writer : Jill Dawson The Argonauts : Maggie Nelson Libra : Don DeLillo Slow Horses : Mick Herron Black Water : Louise Doughty Apple […]
I’m chuffed to announce that Darkness, Darkness, the 12th and final Resnick novel (soon to be produced on stage at Nottingham Playhouse, in case you hadn’t noticed) is to be published in translation in Germany by Ars Vivendi this September. Doubly chuffed at this stylish, close to perfect cover.