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Predictions, Unholy Days & Spit Roast
Unholy Days, taught in schools and universities in the UK and Spain, concerns a missing fortune from the Americas and Admiral Nelson’s invasion of Tenerife. This novel is primarily historical and literary fiction. 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.
Spit Roast published in 2015, is a complex book of literary fiction. You don’t have to be into football to enjoy the characters and the stories within stories. The novels follows the life of John Tao, playing for Boreham Wood, now in the Chinese sponsored Premier League. As with the 2015 discovered gold and Unholy Days, 2015 was the year that some players were caught in an uncompromising position and were sacked. This is mirrored in Spit Roast. Another case of life imitating art.
A novelist is someone who confuses his own life with that of his characters.
2016 & The Future of Desire
2015 and 2016 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. http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137537768
In 2016 Palgrave are publishing my book Sex Robots – the future of desire.
I will then be finishing a contracted book with Amsterdam University Press on neo-Nazism. Interesting work, 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 always the fiction…