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Michael Jarvie

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Born
in Darlington, The United Kingdom
July 27, 1958

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Michael Jarvie is a working-class writer from the North East of England who has been effectively excluded and marginalised by the mainstream publishing industry. You will not find the following titles in any bookshop.

He is the author of the composite novel "The Prison" the thriller "Black Art" the translation of Georg Trakl "Autumnal Elegies" and the collection of working-class life writing "Into the Silence". Two of his prose pieces have appeared in Writing the Black Country and the Black Country Arts Foundry.

With a BA Honours degree in English Language and Literature from Birmingham City University and an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing from Teesside University, he has been interested in writing from an early age and, given his
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THROWING THE FRAME AND DROPPING A BAG

Throwing the frame is the act of sorting the mail before you leave the office to deliver it. The modular frame is configured in much the same way that you would bolt together pieces of Meccano. Some frames even have wings, which give them the appearance of an altar triptych. Each row is divided up by a series of curved green plastic separators which form a series of narrow channels, the thickne... Read more of this blog post »
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I have monitored the progress of this book since its inception with some interest. In fact I had hoped to be able to submit some of my own life writing for inclusion, but was prevented from doing so by the gatekeepers at New Writing North. As a ...more
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Not having read Kerry Hudson’s two earlier books (“Tony Hogan” and “Thirst”) this memoir represents my introduction to her writing, so I’m not in any way qualified to pronounce on whether this work is a re-hash of “Tony Hogan” as one reviewer has ...more
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I have monitored the progress of this book since its inception with some interest. In fact I had hoped to be able to submit some of my own life writing for inclusion, but was prevented from doing so by the gatekeepers at New Writing North. As a ...more
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Why We Get the Wrong Politicians by Isabel Hardman
"The title of this borderline fraudulent book makes two statements and associated inferences:

1. That our current tranche of politicians, of whatever party, are “wrong” (inference: politicians are a bad lot in general);

2. That the author knows why t..." Read more of this review »
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It made sense to assemble these first-hand accounts of life in Nazi Germany - all of them written from the viewpoint of foreign travellers - in this handy compendium. Some of it was already familiar - the accounts of Samuel Beckett and Knut Hamsun ...more
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