John King is the author of ten novels – The Football Factory, Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk, White Trash, The Prison House, Skinheads, The Liberal Politics Of Adolf Hitler, Slaughterhouse Prayer and London Country – and two novellas – The Beasts Of Brussels and Grand Union.
Short stories have appeared in various anthologies, as well as non-fiction in newspapers and magazines. He runs the fiction journal Verbal; edits the London Classics imprint, published by London Books; puts on Human Punk nights at the 100 Club. John’s hobbies include drinking in public houses.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Adaptation based on Slaughterhouse Prayer, with the producer and author Ben Richards.
The Prison House album with Leigh Heggarty of Ruts DC.
Novella / short story collection. Working title Animal Class.
Road Runner – a Human Punk meets Wheels & Wax collaboration.
New novel featuring familiar faces from Human Punk, White Trash and Skinheads – Joe Martin, Ruby James, Ray English – plus the scorching sounds of the Herbert Hi-Fi.
Issue 9 now on sale.
New novella Grand Union. One third of The View From Poacher’s Hill with stories by Irvine Welsh (In Real Life) and Alan Warner (Migration).
Friday, August 4th, Rebellion Literary Stage. Discussing the novella Grand Union from The View From Poacher’s Hill, along with Irvine Welsh and Alan Warner. Kicks off at 2.10pm with Dom Warwick presiding.
Edinburgh Book Festival
Saturday, August 12th. The Seal Club in conversation with Neu Reekie’s Michael Pedersen. Warner, Welsh King. Starts at 7.30pm.
Human Punk 2023
Knock Off, Samples, LOAD, Crown Court, Tear Up, On The Huh, Conflict, Lost Cherrees, 16 Guns, The Pack, Denizens, Hazard, Anti-Nowhere League, Infa-Riot, Special Duties, Johnny Moped, Sham 69, Menace.
Johnny Wayne Rocks
Short story in the collection Songs From The Underground (East London Press). Rupert Ronsberger returns.