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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I’ve been thinking quite a bit about pulp fiction lately; not the Tarantino movie, but the kind of racy if flimsy paperback stuff I began by writing and, long before that, enjoyed the frisson of reading. I suppose what got me started thinking back along these lines was the recent interview by Michael Carlson and […]
The Glenn Miller Story : Anthony Mann (1952) Strike : Sergei Eisenstein (1925) Alexander Nevsky : Sergei Eisenstein (1938) Breathless : Jean Luc Godard (1959) The Parallax View : Alan J. Pakula (1974) The Big Sleep : Howard Hawks (1946) Peggy Guggenheim, Art Addict : Lisa Vreeland (2015) Joy : David O. Russell (2015) Love and […]
One of the most intriguing sequences in Tubby Hayes: Man in a Hurry, Mark Baxter and Lee Cogswell’s documentary about the British jazz musician, Edward ‘Tubby’ Hayes, concerns the time he was drafted, at the last moment, into the saxophone section of the Duke Ellington Orchestra for a concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Duke’s band […]
Seems a long time since Sarah and I did the first of these walks, taken from Stephen Millar’s London’s Hidden Walks, but the sky yesterday morning, instead of the promised clouds, was bright with winter sunlight, so off we trod. With Tower Bridge at our backs we walked eastwards past St. Katherine’s Dock and along […]