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, and in 2020 was made an Honorary Fellow of Goldsmiths College, University of London.
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A quick follow-up to my previous post about re-watching the two series based upon Henning Mankel’s Wallander novels. At the same time as the second series, featuring Kenneth Branagh, was being made, I was approached by BBC Scotland to see if I would be interested in presenting a documentary examining the world-wide success of Mankel’s […]
One of the advantages of ageing – aside from the fact that when travelling via public transport – in the rush hour, say, on the London Underground (when it was safe to travel on the London Underground) or once, memorably, on the delayed 17.57 from Leeds to Hebden Bridge via Bradford Interchange – one, at […]
Here we go again … a baker’s dozen of goodies shuffled into the air courtesy of my somewhat ancient iPad … My Creole Belle : Mississippi John Hurt Boulder to Birmingham : Emmylou Harris Girlfriend in a Coma : The Smiths Last to Leave : Arlo Guthrie People Will Say We’re in Love : Ray […]
Reading Kate Clanchy’s excellent and moving book about teaching, Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me, got me thinking again about my own early years as a teacher. In the late 1950s, in London at least, the shortage of teachers was such that it was possible to apply for a teaching post with […]