Author of nine novels – The Football Factory, Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk, White Trash, The Prison House, Skinheads, The Liberal Politics Of Adolf Hitler and Slaughterhouse Prayer – and currently working on a tenth. A first novella – The Beasts Of Brussels – was published as one third of The Seal Club at the end of 2020.
Short stories have appeared in various anthologies, as well as non-fiction in newspapers and magazines. John runs the fiction journal Verbal; edits the London Classics imprint, published by London Books; puts on Human Punk nights at the 100 Club. His hobbies include drinking in public houses.
WORK IN PROGRESS
New novel due to be published in 2022. Working title London Country.
Film adaptation of Slaughterhouse Prayer with Ben Richards.
Novella for Seal Club 2: The View From Poacher‘s Hill (2023).
Album based on The Prison House
with Leigh Heggarty of Ruts DC.
Novella / short story collection. Working title Animal Class.
The Beasts Of Brussels
The Beasts Of Brussels published as part of three-novella collection The Seal Club, along with stories by Alan Warner and Irvine Welsh.
Slaughterhouse Prayer released in Finland by Kovasana. Translated by Juha Ahokas.
Issue 8 of Verbal is now on sale. Alan Sillitoe Special edition.
Human Punk At The 100 Club
May 21st, 2022
Human Punk returns to the 100 Club with a bill featuring The Business, The Gonads and The Chisel.
The Football Factory
A new edition of The Football Factory has been published in France by Au Diable Vauvert. Original translation by Alain Defosse.
Hard But Fair
Short story Hard But Fair in Denizen Of The Dead collection.
Short story Drawing Breath in Middle Of A Sentence anthology.
The Liberal Politics...
French edition, Au Diable Vauvert. Translation by Diniz Galhos.
Ivry Festival / France
To be confirmed.