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Lee Rourke is the author of the short story collection 'Everyday' [Social Disease Books], the novel 'The Canal' [Melville House] and the forthcoming 'A Brief History of Fables: From Aesop to Flash Fiction' [Hesperus Press]. He has been anthologized in Love Hotel City [Creation Books], Writing From The Edge [Siren Song Press, Canada], 3AM: London, Paris, New York [Social Disease Books] and The Beat Anthology [Blackheath Books]. He is also a literary critic, writing regularly for The Guardian, The Independent, TLS, The Observer, and the New Statesman, as well as leading book blogs such as Ready, Steady, Book [www.readysteadybooks.com]. He is Contributing Editor for 3:AM Magazine [www.3ammagazine.com] and also blogs at SPONGE! [www.scarecrowco...more


It seems a good time to kickstart this blog back in to existence with some rather good news. I'm proud to announce that 4th Estate, Harper Collins with be publishing my next novel VULGAR THINGS early next year (2014): Essex odyssey for 4th Estate. * Read more of this blog post »
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The Canal
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" Lee Rourke’s debut novel The Canal is a simple story that packs big themes: an unnamed man quits his job one day and walks to the canal to sit on a bench. While on the bench he aims to embrace the boredom that envelopes him. At first the narrator... " Read more of this review »
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Currently re-reading this Beckettian exploration of voice, space and light.

It's a truly wonderful, brave novella.
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