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  • Adam Marek - Literature North West
    story was then published by Pulp net In 2005 he won second place in the Bridport Prize with his story Robot Wasps He has recently completed a collection of short stories Instruction manual For Breathing Comma Press October 2007 and is working on a novel Adam lives in Bedfordshire with his wife and sons Adam Marek writes tales of the fantastic the grotesque and the impossible all set in familiar even mundane worlds The effect may be unnerving or moving or hilarious but always there is the gripping sense of an idea gestating to a point just short of revelation Underpinning Marek s fantasies there is a nagging psychological realism In this debut collection the English short story receives an injection of something new and compelling and spooky Alex Linklater founder of the National Short Story Prize Marek s fabulously meaty funny writing makes the short story look really exciting again pulling you frame by frame into a bright strange future Maggie Gee Titles by Adam Marek Instruction Manual For Swallowing Robotic insects in growing cutlery flesh serving waiters in a zombie cafe Welcome to the surreal misshapen universe of Adam Marek s first collection a beastiary of hybrids from the techno crazed future and mythical past a users guide to the seemingly obvious and world of illogic implicit within it Whether fantastical or everyday in setting Marek s stories lead us down to the engine room that throbs just beneath modern consciousness a place of both atavism and familiarity where the body is fluid the spirit mechanised and beasts often tell us more about our humanity than anything we can teach ourselves Adam Marek writes tales of the fantastic the grotesque and the impossible all set in familiar even mundane worlds The effect may be unnerving or moving or

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/254 (2016-02-15)
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  • Louise Marr - Literature North West
    whose stories have been shortlisted for the Asham Award in 2012 and the Mslexia Women s Short Story Competition in 2010 She has an MA in creative writing from the University of Manchester and writes about what happens when things go wrong in family and romantic relationships Watch Louise Marr read Get Away a short story recently shortlisted for the Asham Award Watch Louise Marr read Get Away in the

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/419 (2016-02-15)
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  • Charmaine Marrochia - Literature North West
    A Z OF WRITERS BUY BOOKS PUBLISHING NORTHWEST Charmaine Marrochia Hilariously funny true life story about her embarrassing moment with a KitKat Website www newleafpublishing org uk Events FULL LISTING

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/216 (2016-02-15)
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  • Trevor Matthews - Literature North West
    experience for him and his young family Other tours to the Tropics followed In 1972 he moved his home to the North West so that his five children could grow up and he could work in unspoilt countryside Although a full time NHS Consultant his links to Central Government continued He still spent time overseas writing an advisory paper on the Turks and Caicos Islands teaching in Saudi Arabia and

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/288 (2016-02-15)
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  • James Maxwell - Literature North West
    of John Jones Griffith John Jones Griffith was one of that remarkable tradition of Welsh non conformist master mariners who sailed the seas in the nineteenth century Although four of his uncles were ships masters his own career was not typical He was despatched to Australia to be an apprentice to his draper uncle at the age of thirteen and only became a sailor through his desire to escape the

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/243 (2016-02-15)
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  • John McAuliffe - Literature North West
    the Forward First Collection Award and he has published poems in the TLS and a range of poetry reviews His second collection Next Door was published in 2007 and he also writes essays and reviews of contemporary poetry for journals and newspapers in Ireland and the UK He has published critical essays on post colonial literatures Victorian travel writing and twentieth century Irish poetry and fiction and taught at a

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/266 (2016-02-15)
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  • Val McDermid - Literature North West
    Z OF WRITERS BUY BOOKS PUBLISHING NORTHWEST Val McDermid Residing in Manchester Val McDermid is an ex journalist She is the first British author to win an Anthony Award for Best Novel for A Place of Execution Events FULL LISTING

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/104 (2016-02-15)
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  • Ian McGuire - Literature North West
    of Virginia where he specialised in nineteenth century American Literature and has written and published on Whitman Melville Howells and the American realist tradition His contemporary campus novel Incredible Bodies 2006 was described as hugely entertaining and a 21st century Lucky Jim by The Times while The New Statesman saw it as evidence that the genre had plenty of misanthropic life in it McGuire has also published short stories in

    Original URL path: http://www.literaturenorthwest.co.uk/author/267 (2016-02-15)
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