Mike Manson

Writer in Bristol, United Kingdom

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Mike Manson is a writer of idiosyncratic literary fiction.

He lives in Bristol and is the author of two published novels.

Where’s My Money? (Tangent Books, reprinted 2016) was selected by BBC TV in October 2016 as one of their ‘Books that Made Britain’.

Rules of the Road (Tangent Books, 2011) was a finalist in 2012 for the People’s Book Prize.

Mike is a member of the Bristol Writers Group and is the initiator of the legendary ShedFest, probably the world’s smallest literary festival in a shed! He's also a micro-publisher.

Mike recently finished the Creative Writing MA at Bath Spa University where he was fortunate to have Fay Weldon as his manuscript tutor. He received a distinction for his Down in Demerara manuscript. Fay wrote: ‘This is a fast-moving, wonderfully funny (I laughed aloud a lot), vigorous and intelligent tale of an innocent abroad in Guyana.’

Set in 1999, Down in Demerara is a tale of self-realisation through love, friendship and fear.

Put simply, Adrian Mole meets Heart of Darkness.

If you’re an agent or publisher and want to know more about Down in Demerara do contact ...

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