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Geoff Nicholson is a British novelist and non-fiction writer. He was born in Sheffield on 4 March 1953 and was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Essex.

The main themes and features of his books include leading characters with obsessions, characters with quirky views on life, interweaving storylines and hidden subcultures and societies. His books usually contain a lot of black humour. He has also written three works of non-fiction and some short stories. His novel Bleeding London was shortlisted for the 1997 Whitbread Prize.

Contents

Bibliography

Novels

  • Street Sleeper (1987)
  • The Knot Garden (1989)
  • What We Did on Our Holidays (1990)
  • Hunters and Gatherers (1991)
  • The Food Chain (1992)
  • The Erroll Flynn Novel (1993)
  • Still Life with Volkswagens (1994)
  • Everything and More (1994)
  • Footsucker (1995)
  • Bleeding London (1997)
  • Flesh Guitar (1998)
  • Female Ruins (1999)
  • Bedlam Burning (2000)
  • The Hollywood Dodo (2004)

Non-Fiction

Short stories in anthologies

  • The Minerva Book of Short Stories 6 (1994) ('The Guitar and Other Animals')
  • Well Sorted: the London Short Story Collection 2 (1995) ('Lost Maps of London')
  • Telling Stories Volume 4: the Best of BBC Radio's Short Fiction (1995) ('Some Metal Buildings')
  • Time Out Book of London Short Stories 2 (2000) ('Wittgenstein's Mattress')



Herewith a list, almost certainly incomplete, of Geoff Nicholson's published short stories.

1 - TEENS ON HEAT, Ambit 85, 1980

2 - BURNING HER END WITH BOTH CANDLES, Ambit 90, 1982 3 - NEMESIS IN HIGH HEELS, Knave, 1982

4 - IT CAME FROM INNER SPACE, Knave, 1983

5 - BEIGE ACCESSORIES, Ambit 97, 1984

6 - BIG BLONDES, Ambit 100, 1985 7 - LIFE ON THE HARD SHOULDER, Knave, 1985 8 - HEADLIGHTS OF THE GODS, Knave, 1985

9 - BAD CHEMICALS, Ambit 104,1986 10 - HERBS IN BONDAGE, Ambit 106, 1986 11 - WE SERVE YOU, iron, 1986 12 - TIME TRAVEL FOR FUN AND PROFIT, Knave, 1986 In Sunday Times Gollancz, Science Fiction Short Stories,Gollancz, 1987 13 - CARDS ON THE TABLE, Knave, 1986

14 - AN UNNATURAL PASSION, Knave, 1987 15 - A LOOK AT THE INVISIBLE MAN, Knave, 1987 16 - SMART REMARKS, Ambit 109, 1987

17 - THE BULLET LEAVES THE GUN, Ambit 114, 1988 18 - WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAYS, in 20 Under 35, Ed. Peter Strauss, Sceptre, 1988

19 - THE FOOD CHAIN DIARIES, Ambit 118, 1989

20 - THE CATALOGUE OF LOVE, Ambit 121, 1990

21 - THE GUITAR AND OTHER ANIMALS, Ambit 130, 1992 in Best Short Stories, 1993, Heinemann, 1993 Broadcast, BBC Radio 4, 1993, Repeated 1994

22 - THE PAGES OF SIN, Knave, 1993 In The Mammoth Book of New Erotica, Ed Maxim Jakubowski, Robinson, 1998 23 - SONGS OF INNOCENCE AND VOLKSWAGENS, Ambit 133, 1993

24 - A LITTLE NIGHT MOISTURE, Ambit 138, 1994 25 - SOME METAL BUILDINGS, Broadcast BBC Radio 4, 1994 In Telling Tales, Sceptre, 1995

26 - LOST MAPS OF LONDON, in ‘Well Sorted’, edited by The London Arts Board, Serpent’s Tail, 1995

27 - THE DRIVER’S MANUAL, Ambit 144, 1996 28 - THE VISITING SIDE, in A Book of Two Halves, Ed. Nicholas Royle, Gollancz, 1996

29 - SCRAWLS, Ambit 1997 30 - PORNOGRAPHY A LOVE STORY, On The Make, Issue 2, 1997

31 - MAKING MONSTERS, in Dark Terrors 3, edited by Stephen Jones and David Sutton, Gollancz, 1998 32 - ENGLAND’S SHAME, in The Agony and the Ecstasy, Ed. Nicholas Royle, Sceptre, 1998 33 - LORI: A NEW YORK STORY, Ambit 154, 1998 34 - SOME WAR STORIES, The Printer’s Devil, Issue K, 1998

35 - NEW YORK: BEAUTY, ORDER, CONVENIENCE: Ambit 157, 1999

36 - OF GOLFERS AND THEIR CLUBS, in The Printer’s Devil, Issue N, 2000 37 - WITTGENSTEIN’S MATTRESS, in Time Out Book of London Short Stories Volume 2, ed. Nicholas Royle, Penguin, 2000

38 - 99 SCENES FROM SOMEBOY ELSE’S LIFE, Ambit 167, 2002 39 - MOVING HISTORY - in Dark Terrors 6, edited by Stephen Jones and David Sutton, Gollancz, 2002

40 – GLOVE STORY, in Erotic Review, Issue 49, Feb 2003 41 – DESERT RATS, in Erotic Review, Issue 54, August 2003



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