PAUL D. BRAZILL
I was born in Hartlepool, England and am now on the lam in Bydgoszcz, Poland. I left school at sixteen and my first job was on a government scheme updating Ordinance Survey Maps. It wasn’t as glamorous as it sounds. I’ve worked in a second-hand record shop and played bass in a couple of post-punk bands. I’ve been EFL teaching for over ten years and still seem to be getting away with it.
I’m the author of the black comedies Guns Of Brixton and Gumshoe , as well as Roman Dalton- Werewolf PI and The Noir World Of Luke Case, a noir romp which takes place in various cities throughout Europe – Warsaw, Madrid, Granada, Toulouse & Cambridge. And a few other tasty snacks that you can find here.
My writing has quite shockingly been translated into Italian, Polish and Slovene. I know! I’ve had stories published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime 8 and 10 – alongside the likes of Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Neil Gaiman. Which is nice.
I also edited the charity anthology True Brit Grit, along with Luca Veste, and created Roman Dalton Werewolf P I who seems to be doing quite well for himself.
Gareth Spark writes dark fiction from and about the moors and rustbelts of the North East where grudges are savoured, shotguns are cheap and people get by in the economic meltdown any way they can. His work has appeared at Near 2 The Knuckle, Out Of The Gutter, Line Zero and Shotgun Honey.
And he’s my latest Guest Columnist at Out Of The Gutter’s Brit Grit Alley.
- Scopey’s Choice by Paul D. Brazill (tknc.wordpress.com)
- 13 Shots of Noir by Paul D. Brazill (jdbeech.wordpress.com)