I'm in this week's Big Issue North, talking about why people should read the work of Ted Lewis.
"The late Ted Lewis is rarely mentioned without the epithet 'author of Get Carter' attached to his name – and indeed it was via the film of his novel Jack’s Return Home that I discovered his writing. But his hard-edged noir prose extends into a wider oeuvre that has influenced so many of today’s writers, including the likes of David Peace and Cathi Unsworth....
Pig Iron is also in there, as recomended by Michael Stewart.
You can read the full piece here.
(Pic from Nick Triplow's blog)