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Keith Dixon

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I've worked in education and business but have always managed to include some element of creative writing in what I do.

Ten years ago I had a revelation and realised that what I actually wanted to spend time doing was writing fiction. I'd written seven novels in two years at the age of twenty, all of which were later lost in a cellar flood (the joys of paper back-up), and had won a playwriting competition with a play on the life of Isaac Newton.

But I realised that having spent many years reading and teaching 'proper' literature, I spent most of my time absorbed in American crime fiction. And it seemed to me as good as most of the contemporary, non-crime literature that I'd been reading. So I decided to transplant the 'feel' of the American n...more


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