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John Lake




John Lake has been described as a 'West Riding iconoclast' by Anthony Clavane and as an exponent of 'Yorkshire Noir' by David Peace. He published his earliest stories as a teenager in the Yorkshire Evening Post and has been publishing poetry, fiction and journalism ever since including long stints at Leeds Other Paper and the music paper Sounds.


John is the author of The Leeds 6 Trilogy - Hot Knife (2008), Blowback (2011) and Speedbomb (2013) - published by Armley Press - and two other novels, Proxima West (as John Anthony Lake) and Starchaser and has contributed to the books Leeds Fax and Ethical Behaviour in the e-Classroom. 


John has lived in Leeds, on and off, for half of his life. He's also lived in Greece, Japan, Finland and London where he taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies for many years. John writes for online magazine Sabotage Times and also deejays under the name Bass BC. He lives in Leeds.


Work has appeared in:


Yorkshire Evening Post, First Time, Attack on Bzag!, Leeds Student, Views From Our Windows, Leeds Other Paper, Bradford Festival, Sounds, Loaded, Vort-X, Hot Dog, Chimp, Sabotage Times.


In professional and academic publication:


EL Gazette, English Teaching Professional, IATEFL Issues, ELT Journal, HLT Magazine, In-Form.


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