Adam Stevenson has been inventing stories since before he could write and wrote his first complete novel, ‘Me, Myself and Colin’ to avoid the boredom of a BA in philosophy. The novel, although praised by Snowbooks for the characterisation was clearly first novel meant for the drawer.
Adam took the MA Writing course at Middlesex University, which he completed with merit and following that, started serious work on ‘Death of a Dreamonger’. This novel was described by short story writer, Linda Leatherbarrow as 'quirky and poetic, always fresh and contemporary' and by novelist Tom Arden as 'fast moving and involving with a flair for characterisation'.
He has also written for several websites, including his own 'The Grub Street Lodger'. Elsewhere, he contributed to sketches for a show, ‘Monsters’ starring Brian Blessed and premiering in the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Adam also enjoys performance, has dabbled in stand-up, compered cabarets, haunted people on the streets of York and performed public readings in bookshops and book festivals around the country; including Heffers in Cambridge, Foyles in London, The London Review of Books, the humour celebration at ‘Dreamcatcher’ Magazine and twice for the Middlesex Book Festival.
- I have just won the Dark Tales short story competition with my short story, 'The Good Girl'.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Alternative History, Children's, Coming of Age, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, General, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Romance
Non-Fiction: Biography, History, Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Popular Science, Psychology, Reference
Screenplay: Adventure, Comedy, General, Love/Romance, Musical
Tom Jones, Look What They've Done To The Blues, Cyrano de Bergerac, Scepticism Inc, London - A Biography, The Covent Garden Ladies: Pimp General Jack and the Extraordinary Story of Harris' List, Tales of the Hogarthian Underworld, Banvard's Folly: Thirteen Tales of People Who Didn't Change the World , The Pyrates, Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy and Design, Joseph Andrews, Polly, The Princess Bride, Diaries of Samuel Pepys, The Beggar's Opera, Colonel Jack
I permantly have a year of Samuel Pepys diary on the go and am crawling my way through 'An Anatomy of Melancholy' by Richard Burton - as well as my normal day reading book.
In bed with a cup of tea, a galaxy chocolate bar and some atmospheric backgroundy type music on.
I mainly write prose fiction but I have dabbled in scripts and stage and even a little bit of bad stand-up.
Fiction: Alternative History, Coming of Age, Experimental, General, Graphic Novel, Humor/Satire, Literary, Romance
Non-Fiction: Biography, History
I'm not sure, because I good book puts its characters under trial -
I would like to be someone a bit dashing, a Mr Rochester or a Colonel Jack... Captain Macheath would be great to be 'specially because he gets away with it at the end.
It might also be fun to be a feisty and sexy heroine for the day, just to try it out - maybe a Moll Flanders or a Fanny Hill, she has a lot of fun anyway.
Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Blackaby, Samuel Johnson, Samuel Pepys, P.G Woodhouse, John Gay, William McGonagall, Henry Fielding, Scarlett Thompson, Laurence Sterne, Michel de Montaigne, Fanny Burney, Edward Lear, Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, Daniel Defoe