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.
“Aslant places John Harvey’s poems alongside evocative photographs by Molly Boiling which provide sharp-edged images of steps, shadows, girders and corners of high buildings. These pictures often suggest entrances and exits or incidental glimpses alongside the telling of a story. Hence they combine well with Harvey’s poems which usually have a strong narrative and reminiscent thread.
“This is no ordinary book: the well-chosen images and the way they complement some consistently satisfying high-quality poems make it, in my view, well worth a tenner of anybody’s money.”
Thomas Owens: London Grip
It’s 1940. The heart of the Blitz. Wave after wave of enemy bombers each night over London and each night fifteen year-old Jack risks his life as a Fire Brigade messenger, criss-crossing the city as bombs continue to fall.
A Young Adult novel published by Troika Books.
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EVENTS/READINGS Inspire Poetry Festival Monday, 23rd September, 7pm Beeston Library ASLANT BUT STILL STANDING … JOHN HARVEY AT 80 Tuesday, 24th September, 6.30pm Worksop Library POETRY CAFE WITH JOHN HARVEY AT 80: A CELEBRATION Tickets for both events … www.inspireculture.org.uk/poetry-festival Lumen Poetry Tuesday, 15th October, 7pm Lumen, 88 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9RT Shoestring Press Poets: […]
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