Archive for June, 2015

CoverMy short story Greenfields has been published in the Summer 2015 Mappa-Mundi-themed issue of Sein und Werden. Cartography and geography (obviously) feature in each of the stories in the issue, so why don’t you navigate yourself Greenfields to read my tale, and then take a recce around the Contents page (which also features landmark writing from authors such as Gary Budgen, Allen Ashley and B Drew Collier)?

As well as being about mapping, my story is also about football. Rachel Kendall, who edits and runs Sein, tells me it is the first football-themed story she’s ever accepted!

So take a look. Go on, you know you want to…



Photographer credit: Steve Evans. Leeds Central Library, 6th June 2015

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Cover mageCouldn’t make the Big Bookend Festival in Leeds at the weekend in order to watch me in ‘The Conversation’ with Richard Smyth or to pick up any of the signed, discounted COLLECTOR’S EDITION copies of my novels? Well never fear because I have a limited number of books STILL AVAILABLE for purchase at an AMAZON BUSTING price of £7 INCLUDING P&P (to UK destinations).

If you’d like to take advantage of this incredible offer, please email me (andrewkirby (92) @ and I’ll provide purchase information. Payments can be made by Credit or Debit card or by Paypal.

The books on offer are Bully, When Elephants Walk Through the Gorbals, The Art of Ventriloquism, and Paint this Town Red.