John Lucas
John Lucas lives in London. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, GQ and Vice Magazine, among other titles. His fiction has been published in various literary journals. He is currently writing a novel. For more, visit his website

Entries by John Lucas

Novelists Should Write Every Day - But Does Writing Non-Fiction 'Count'?

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2014 | (14:29)

This year, having finished editing a novel, I've written a lot of non-fiction - journalism and blogs mainly, for the Huffington Post, Vice and various men's magazines. Now, don't get me wrong, I love writing in any form, about anything. The simple pleasure of putting one word in front of...

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We All Know That Aspiring Writers Crave Publication - The Question Is, Should They?

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2014 | (23:34)

At the moment I am reading a new novel by a young British author, published by a small but reputable UK house. It is terrible. OK, perhaps I should qualify that a little. The narrative structure is fine, and there is undeniable warmth to the style. But the prose is...

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Should a First-Time Literary Novelist Self-Publish on Amazon?

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2014 | (10:42)

The Guardian reported recently on Amazon's latest Author Earnings Survey, which suggests that self-published ebooks now account for 31% of the overall market, with self-published authors earning 'nearly 40% of the ebook dollars'. This comes on the back of a longer piece in the...

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Made in Britain by Gavin James Bower

(0) Comments | Posted 2 November 2011 | (06:57)

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

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2011 | (21:18)

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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