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is an English novelist.
Born in Manchester
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. According to the Office for National Statistics, the 2010 mid-year population estimate for Manchester was 498,800. Manchester lies within one of the UK's largest metropolitan areas, the metropolitan county of Greater...
, Royle has written five novels - Counterparts
, Saxophone Dreams
, The Matter of the Heart
, The Director’s Cut
. He also claims to have written more than 100 short stories, which have appeared in a variety of anthologies and magazines. He himself has edited twelve anthologies including A Book of Two Halves
, The Tiger Garden: A Book of Writers’ Dreams
, The Time Out Book of New York Short Stories
, and Dreams Never End
(Tindal Street Press
Tindal Street Press is a Birmingham-based independent publisher of contemporary literary fiction, with a particular focus on writers born, or living, in Birmingham and the West Midlands...
). His latest book is a short story collection, Mortality
, which like Antwerp
is published by Serpent's Tail
Serpent's Tail is a British independent publishing firm founded in 1986 by Pete Ayrton. It is notable for its translated works, particularly European crime fiction, and is the British publisher of Elfriede Jelinek and Lionel Shriver...
He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing in the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University is a university in North West England. Its headquarters and central campus is in the city of Manchester, but there are outlying facilities in the county of Cheshire. It is the third largest university in the United Kingdom in terms of student numbers, behind the...
and has been Chair of Judges for the Manchester Fiction Prize
The Manchester Fiction Prize is a literary award celebrating excellence in creative writing. It was launched by Carol Ann Duffy and The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2009, as the second phase of the annual Manchester Writing Competition The Manchester Fiction...
since it was launched in 2009.
Royle is married with two children and lives in Manchester.