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2015-17 & forthcoming books
In 2015 I was plugging my Tenerife novel Unholy Days, which had taken 12 years to write, and has been taught in schools in the UK and Spain.
The book concerns a missing fortune from the Americas and Admiral Nelson’s invasion of Tenerife. Social realism, crime fiction, and historical and literary fiction all in one.
Janet Anscombe has an excellent site about Tenerife, where she mentions this novel http://www.janetanscombe.com/news/unholy-days-an-unputdownable-thriller-about-tenerife.html
History imitated fiction in December 2015 when the president of Columbia, Juan Manuel Santos, announced the discovery of a wreck sunk over 300 years ago, containing gold possibly worth $17 billion.
Unholy Days was branded a crime novel and there were elements of this in my other novels, such as Dr Cipriano’s Cell.
My novel Spit Roast was published in 2015. Spit Roast is a complex book of literary fiction.
You don’t have to be into football to enjoy the characters and the stories within stories. Amongst other things, the book follows the life of one footballer, John Tao, playing for Boreham Wood, now in the Chinese sponsored Premier League.
As with the 2015 discovered gold and Unholy Days, prophetically 2015 was the year that some players were caught in an uncompromising position and were sacked. This is mirrored in Spit Roast, written way before these events. Another case of life imitating art.
A novelist is someone who confuses his own life with that of his characters.
2015 involved working on my third book on the media and child sexual abuse. Child Sexual Abuse and the Media – from ‘false memory’ to global media is to be published by Palgrave in 2016.
My trilogy of books on the child sexual abuse phenomenon, which I have been working on since 1998, I hope will make a contribution to discourse in this area.
In 2016 Palgrave are also publishing my book Sex Robots – the future of sex.
Once the book on child abuse is out of the way, I will be finishing my next book project, which is a contracted book with Amsterdam University Press on neo-Nazism.
This book will be interesting to work on, given tensions over immigration and relations within Europe.
I am working on a project for a contracted book due out in 2018, again with Palgrave Macmillan, called After Madness. This book covers the construction of ‘insanity’ in media and culture through a sociological framework.
Eyewear are publishing my poetry collection, provisionally entitled True Imperfection.
And then there is the fiction…