My Literary Top 10:
Nicholas Blincoe has published six novels since his debut, Acid Casuals (1995). Manchester Slingback (1998) won the CWA Silver Dagger for fiction. He was a founder member of The New Puritans, which advocated a clean, minimalist prose style allied with strong narratives. Nicholas has a second home in Bethlehem and two of his novels reflect life in Palestine: The Dope Priest (1999) and Burning Paris (2004), which recounts an experience of life in the 2002 siege of the city. His theatre debut, ‘Cue Deadly’, a noir thriller, was staged at London's Riverside studios in 2003. Currently he is working on the BBC series ‘Waking The Dead’. Blincoe is also a critic and journalist, with a column in the Daily Telegraph.