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Author Talk - Guy Mankowski

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Guy Mankowski’s first novel, The Intimates, was published by Legend Press in 2011.

His second, Letters from Yelena, was researched in the world of Russian ballet, and was adapted for the stage for a one-off performance at Dance City, Newcastle. An excerpt from it was used in GCSE training material by Osiris.

His third novel was set in Manchester’s post-punk scene and written as part of a creative writing PhD at Northumbria University. An Honest Deceit was published in 2016.

When I first began the novel it was a simple study of grief; a look at how the family unit can handle a crisis. But since 2011 more and more stories about cover-ups came out, starting with the Jimmy Savile scandal. This led on to more and more stories about whistle-blowers being hounded for speaking out against powerful institutions.

Guy lives in Newcastle.

This author talk is part of New Writing North's Read Regional initiative - find out more about Guy and the initiative here.

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