ajkAJ Kirby is the author of the published novels I Am Just Going Outside and May Be Some Time, The Lost Boys of Prometheus City, Small Man Syndrome, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, A Man Could Lose Himself, Things Won’t Fix, When Elephants walk through the Gorbals, Paint this Town Red, Bully, Perfect World and Sharkways.

He has also written the novellas The Gavel, Nu-Gen, Hangingstone, Blink, Teeth, Ace Cameron and the Red Peril, Shouting into an Empty Cave, Bed Peace, The Haunting of Annie Nicol, and The Black Book.

His short fiction has been published across the web, and in magazines, anthologies and literary journals, as well as in three collections: Trickier & Treatier, The Art of Ventriloquism and Mix Tape.

He was one of 20 Leeds-based authors under 40 recently shortlisted for the LS13 competition and his novel Paint this Town Red was shortlisted for 2012’s The Guardian Not the Booker prize.

All of his books are available for purchase on his Amazon Author Page.

He reviews fiction for The New York Journal of Books and The Short Review.

In addition he undertakes Red Sportswriting, as a regular contributor to The Republik of Mancunia and Stretty News blogs. He has written three books about Manchester United: Louis van Gaal: Dutch Courage; The Pride of All Europe: Manchester United’s Greatest Seasons in the European Cup, and Fergie’s Finest: Sir Alex Ferguson’s Greatest Manchester United x11.

His official website is here:

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