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8 Liverpool authors who’s books you need to read

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8 Liverpool authors who’s books you need to read

Are you looking for your next book to dive in to? Liverpool has many authors that have books out right now and you need to know about them.

Discover the city’s page-turning Literati with our guide to Liverpool authors.

1 – Kevin Sampson – Crime 

Liverpool’s undisputed King of Counterculture, Kevin Sampson grants us uncensored access into the underbelly of the city’s streets. His latest series of Detective Fiction, led by DCI Billy McCartney, heralds a new era of smart, Scouse-set crime thriller.

Discover Kevin Sampson here.

2 – Damian Jones – Science Fiction

Societal collapse, global protest, and the imminent threat of climate change provide the dystopian backdrop to the narcotic romance of young lovers, Selene and Mark, in Damian Jones’ thought-provoking and captivating debut novel, A Singularity.

Discover Damian Jones here.

3 – Helen Walsh – Literary Fiction

Helen Walsh’s brave and bold world is one of provocative revelation, erotic tension and emotional truth. Now a BAFTA award-winning filmmaker, Walsh’s latest novel, The Lemon Grove, sees temperatures rise against an evocative Majorcan landscape. SPF 50.

Discover Helen Walsh here.

4 – Frank Cottrell-Boyce – Children’s Fiction

A maestro of the imagination, Cottrell-Boyce takes a child’s-eye view of the everyday and catapults it into a stratosphere of incredible occurrences and bewildering possibility. A must-have name on every kid’s reading list, and equally enjoyable reading for adults.

Discover Frank Cottrell-Boyce here.

5 – Patricia Caliskan – Romantic Comedy

From family dynamics to office politics, Caliskan’s hilariously funny and truly touching novels twist and turn with the kind of relatable characters, sexy encounters and unexpected events which place her books at Nº1 on new releases and comedy charts.

Discover Patricia Caliskan here.

6 – Clive Barker – Fantasy Horror

From short story collection Books of Blood, to the patchwork continents of Imajica, and the creation of Pinhead, the iconic horror-head of Hellraiser, Clive Barker’s spellbinding books take us into the delirious depths of his wildest fantasises and darkest dreams.

Discover Clive Barker here.

7 – Catherine Isaac – Contemporary Fiction

Formerly known as Jane Costello, You Me Everything marked a change from best-selling Chick Lit to this heart-wrenching, romance novel, set within a catalyst of daunting family secrets during one long hot summer in the French countryside.

Discover Catherine Isaac here.

8 – Lyn Andrews – Period Saga

Lyn Andrews has written over 30 historical sagas featuring compelling female protagonists vividly portrayed with hope, tragedy and triumph in equal measure. Spanning generations, this gifted storyteller is the Catherine Cookson of Liverpool.

Discover Lyn Andrews here.

Find our Liverpool authors to purchase or order from bookstores. 

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