Author Biographies

Richard Wall
Having a keen interest in writing since childhood, he has had poems published in magazines and newspapers and has appeared several times at Ledbury Poetry Festival. His first stab at prose writing produced the short story "Evel Knievel and The Fat Elvis Diner" (available on Kindle), followed by "Five Pairs of Shorts", a collection of ten short stories.
His debut novel, Fat Man Blues, tells the story of "Hobo John", an Englishblues enthusiast on a pilgrimage to present-day Mississippi. One night inClarksdale he meets the mysterious Fat Man, who offers him the chance to see the real blues of the 1930s. Unable to refuse, Hobo John embarks on a journey through the afterlife in the company of Travellin' Man, an old blues guitarist who shows him the sights, sounds and everyday life in the Mississippi Delta. Along the way, the Englishman discovers the harsh realities behind his romantic notion of the music he loves and the true price of the deal that he has made.
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