John Lucas
John Lucas lives in Bermondsey. He has written about books for The Guardian, GQ and The Writer's Hub. His fiction has been published in various magazines including Culture Compass, Out There, The Mechanic's Institute Review VII & VIII and on his blog He is currently completing his debut novel, about jealousy, rock n' roll and the Russian mafia.

Blog Entries by John Lucas

Made in Britain by Gavin James Bower

Posted 2 November 2011 | 07:57:07 (EST)

The riots that raged through the UK earlier this year and the more recent anti-capitalism demonstration at St. Paul's Cathedral have revealed the prescience of Gavin James Bower's second novel, Made in Britain, injecting the book's marketing campaign with a degree of focus it might otherwise have lacked. But this...

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J.G. Ballard and the UK Riots

Posted 10 August 2011 | 22:18:37 (EST)

Which author would be best placed to respond to this week's riots? My money would be on perhaps the greatest British post-war novelist of them all, and one who is unfortunately no longer with us: J.G. Ballard. For Ballard's novels, from 1975's High Rise to 2006's Kingdom Come have famously...

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