Clinton Heylin is one of the leading rock historians in the world, with over two dozen books to his name. These include biographies of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen and Sandy Denny. Route publish Clinton’s account of Bob Dylan in 1965/66, JUDAS!, and his explosive look at the birth of punk, Anarchy in the Year Zero.
Ian Clayton has been a jobbing writer, storyteller and broadcaster for over 30 years. His stories are about making sense of where we come from. He has written three memoirs: Bringing It All Back Home about his love of music; Our Billie about loss; and Song For My Father about his asbsent father and a life-long search for a father figure. Right Up Your Street is the first volume of his weekly columns written for Pontefract and Castleford Express.
Maureen Prest was the promotions and public relations manager for Batley Variety Club 1967-1974. She was a close friend and confidant of James Corrigan, the founder of the club.
Michael Nath was brought up in South Wales and Lincolnshire. He is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Westminster. His major teaching and research interests are in Creative Writing and Modernism, as well as in Shakespearean Drama. His first novel, La Rochelle, was shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction.
La Rochelle is his first novel. His stories also feature in Wonderwall, Ideas Above our Station, Bonne Route and The Route Book at Bedtime.
Olivia Piekarski is a writer with a passion for contemporary fiction and music. She has worked abroad and in the UK as a teacher, an actor and in radio.
Simon Wolstencroft is a musician from Manchester, England, best known for playing drums with The Fall between 1986 and 1997.
Steve Hanley is a legendary bass player best known for his time with iconic Manchester band The Fall.
Steve McKevitt, author of Everything Now, is an expert in marketing, communications and branding. His critically acclaimed book City Slackers revealed how most corporate business nowadays is actually conducted on the assumption that it will be a failure.
Tom Hingley was born in 1965 in Abingdon, Oxford, the seventh and youngest child of an Oxford Don. Moving to Manchester in the mid 1980s, he took a job as a glass collector at the Hacienda before rising to fame in the early 90s as lead-singer with Inspiral Carpets, with whom he toured the world and sold over a million records before leaving the band in 2011. Carpet Burns is a memoir of his time with Inspiral Carpets.