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Ben Myers’ novels include Pig Iron and Richard, a Sunday Times book of the year. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, NME, Mojo, Time Out, 3:AM Magazine, Caught By The River and many others. www.benmyersmanofletters.blogspot.com
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?
In ailing northern towns, amateur ice hockey brought violence and validation to a generation of young men.
David Seabrook’s All the Devils are Here was first published in 2002 to relative indifference – but is beloved by a select few.