These are my previous publications:
Blackpool Vanishes (novel), (London: Faber, 1979; London: Panther, 1980 [pb]; London: Fontana Flamingo, 1988 [pb]).
Daggerman (novel), (London: Faber, 1980; London: Panther, 1981 [pb]; New York: Pantheon, 1982; New York: Avon, 1983 [pb]; Tokyo: Hayakawa Novels, 1983).
The Enormous Dwarf (novel), (London: Granada, 1982).
The Whispering Gallery (novel), (London: Andre Deutsch, 1984; New York: W.W. Norton, 1984; London: Corgi Black Swan, 1985 [pb]).
Swansong (novel), (London: Collins, 1986; New York: Atheneum, 1986; London: Fontana Flamingo, 1987 [pb]).
Revolution, (book-of-the-film),commissioned by Transworld Publishers, and published under the Bantam imprint in New York (1986) and London (1987), and in Paris by Editions J’ai Lu (1987).
The Land Where Lost Things Go, (novel), (Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1990).
Taking Apart the Poco Poco (novel), (London: Fourth Estate, 1995; New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995; London: Fourth Estate, 1996[pb]).
Fat Hen (novel) (London: Fourth Estate, 1999; London, Fourth Estate, 2000 [pb])
Prospect Hill (novel) (London: Fourth Estate, 2003; London: Fourth Estate, 2004 [pb] )
My adaptation of Judge Sewall’s Apology was serialised as Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4 (September 2005)
Transcendental Utopias: Individual and Community at Brook Farm, Fruitlands and Walden (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, May 1997).
editor: The Claudius Novels of Robert Graves (Carcanet 1998)
Ann the Word: The Story of Ann Lee, Female Messiah, Mother of the Shakers, The Woman Clothed with the Sun (London: Fourth Estate, 2000; Arcade, N.Y., 2001; Penguin, N.Y., 2002)
My adaptation of Ann the Word was serialised as Book of the Week on Radio 4 (21-25 August 2000)
Judge Sewall’s Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of a Conscience (London and New York: Fourth Estate, 2005)
“The Rialto,” in The City Life Book of Manchester Short Stories (Penguin: Harmondsworth, 1999); “Vacant Possession”, broadcast on Radio 4, March 2003; “London Terminal,” broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April, 2006
TV play, entitled “Bingo“, commissioned by Granada Television, broadcast nationally on the ITV network on May 23rd 1983. Starred Gwen Taylor and Benjamin Whitrow. Audience Research estimate of eight million viewers.
Broadcasting & Journalism
I have written and presented BBC Radio 4 programmes on Strangeways Prison, Salinger, Hazlitt, John Clare, G.M.Trevelyan, Wilkie Collins, Virginia Woolf, and make regular appearances on arts programmes like Open Book, Front Row and Nightwaves. Guest on Private Passions (Radio 3).
Reviews and articles in PN Review, Daily Express, TLS, Independent, Guardian, and Daily Telegraph
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