Stephen Kelman
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Stephen Kelman was born in Luton in 1976. After finishing his degree he worked variously as a warehouse operative, a careworker, and in marketing and local government administration. He decided to pursue his writing seriously in 2005, and has completed several feature screenplays since then. His first novel Pigeon English was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award.

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I'm an Author and Apparently There's no Getting Out of it

Posted 13 December 2011 | 00:00:00 (EST)

My first novel, Pigeon English, came out in March of this year. Writing it was a labour of love, a response to something I felt strongly about: the issue of gang violence amongst Britain's underprivileged youth.

When you write your first book you hope it will connect with people,...

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