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Phil Kurthausen

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Phil Kurthausen was brought up in Merseyside where he dreamt of being a novelist but ended up working as a lawyer. He has travelled the world working as a flower salesman, a light bulb repair technician and, though scared of heights, painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Ken Dodd once put him in a headlock for being annoying.

He has had work broadcast on BBC radio 4 extra, published award winning short stories and his novel The Killing Pool won the Thriller Round in the Harper Collins Peoples Novelist Competition broadcast on ITV in November 2011 and appeared in the final. It was later shortlisted for the Dundee International Literary Prize in 2012. He lives in Barcelona.
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Running & Writing

HOW RUNNING CAN MAKE YOU A WRITER

I always wanted to be a writer but it was only running that made this possible.

Before I began to run I had the perfect writers lifestyle or so I thought. Booze and obsession with books, check, now where do I receive my writers certificate? This was how I assumed it would work. Art would follow the lifestyle, no? No. All my attempts at creativity were hamstrung b... Read more of this blog post »
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As a child of the 1980's and someone who loves a great thriller I loved this book.

Two time lines, the 1980's being my favourite as the references and attention to detail are spot on, and enough twists and turns to keep me guessing until near the end,
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Homage to Barcelona by Colm Tóibín
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A book that offers great premise and a good cover ( dont usually mention covers but this one did catch my eye!! )

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Rooted in Colm Tóibín's personal experience of the city this is a beautifully written exploration of time, place, history and memory, both personal in CT's case and collective for the Catalans.

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