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Ben Myers’ award-winning novels include The Offing, The Gallows Pole, Beastings and Pig Iron. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, NME, Mojo, Time Out, 3:AM Magazine, Caught By The River and many others. benmyers.com
Some might say that the Yorkshire Ripper’s death marks the closing of a chapter, but in the north of England his malign influence lives on.
The ramp wasn’t significant. The fall, when it happened, wasn’t spectacular. But the long bedridden spell that followed changed everything.
Like Mary Shelley’s lightning-born creation, Frankissstein is stitched together from disparate parts.
Set amid the dramatic millstone grit escarpments of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, poet Helen Mort’s first novel inhabits a female-focused world within a machismo climbing scene.
Trotter’s darkly comic writing comes so hard-boiled you need a knuckleduster to crack it.
The author of The Football Factory charts the tribulations of a lonely, middle-aged animal rights militant.
Having lived in Fair Isle, the most remote inhabited island in Britain, and edited the magazine Shetland Life, Tallack understands islands.
The novel explores microcosmic Australia reduced to a town so drab it has no name.
Arkady explores an England wrecked not by obvious dystopian tropes, but by rent hikes, gentrification and the “decanting” of tower block residents.
Vlautin is one of literature’s greats: so why is he still not a big-hitter in contemporary American fiction?