Andrew Michael Hurley
Andrew Michael Hurley is the author of two short story collections, ‘Cages’ (2006) and ‘The Unusual Death of Julie Christie’ (2008). His first novel, ‘The Loney,’ was originally published in 2014 by Tartarus Press and then John Murray a year later, after which it won the 2015 Costa ‘First Novel’ award and the 2016 British Book Industry awards for ‘Debut Novel’ and ‘Book of the Year.’ ‘The Loney’ has been translated into almost twenty languages and is currently being developed as a feature film.
His second book, ‘Devil’s Day,’ was published in October 2017 and was listed as one of the books of the year in The Times, Financial Times and the Mail on Sunday. It went on to jointly win the 2018 Royal Society of Literature Encore Award for best second novel.
Hurley’s short fiction has appeared in Granta, The Best British Short Stories 2017, The Spectator, the "Seaside Special" collection published by Blue Moose, and in the English Heritage anthology, ‘Eight Ghosts.’ The author lives in Lancashire with his family and teaches Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Writing School.