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
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.
When he died in 1982, he was remembered in the literary world – if at all – solely as the man who “wrote that film with Michael Caine”.
Many of the pieces in eco-anthology Walking on Lava are as sad as they are angry.