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Stephen May

Stephen May

Stephen May is the author of five novels including Life! Death! Prizes! which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award and The Guardian Not The Booker Prize. He has also been shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year and is a winner of the Media Wales Reader’s Prize. He has also written plays, as well as for television and film. He lives in West Yorkshire.

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A letter to readers: Stephen May on Sell Us the Rope

Dear readers, After five contemporary novels, Sell Us the Rope was a bit of a swerve for me. I came across the story of a young Stalin in gaslit Edwardian...

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Out today! Sell Us the Rope

Happy publication day to The Bookseller, The Booksellers Association and Hatchards book of the month, Sell Us the Rope!Stephen May's new historical novel follows Stalin's 1907 visit to London. As...