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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The fascinating and comprehensive exhibition of Paul Strand’s photographs and films currently at the V&A – in particular, the fence photo below – got me thinking about a piece of mine that appeared on my earlier mellotone blog – Sittin’ in the Park with Geoff Dyer (well, almost), which riffs on benches, park and otherwise, fences, and Dyer’s (excellent) […]
Keep It To Yourself : Amy Rigby Pennies from Heaven : Billie Holiday Cocaine Blues : Rambling Jack Elliott Blue Spirit Blues : Bessie Smith Let’s Fall in Love : Spike Robinson & George Masso Stepping Back In Time : Liz Simcock Jennifer Lawrence : Girlboy The Times You’ve Come : Jackson Browne Falling In […]
On Friday evening, April 22nd, I was at the Poetry Society’s Poetry Café in Covent Garden as one of the guest readers in this month’s Fourth Friday, a long running evening of poetry and music organised by Dix Schofield and the indefatigable Hylda Sims. I’ve read there before and it’s always been enjoyable, but for some reason […]
All photographs: Molly Ernestine Boiling 2016