Adrian Slatcher was born in Walsall in 1967 and has lived in Manchester since 1991, where he advises arts organizations and voluntary groups about new technologies. He completed an MA in Novel Writing at the University of Manchester in 1999. He has written poetry, short stories and longer fiction, as well as occasionally working with cartoons, music and sound art. He has a long running blog Art of Fiction about literary matters, and was blogger in residence at New Writing Worlds 2008-10 in Norwich. He was one of four writers contributing to Flax 19 “Mostly Truthful”, reading at the Lancaster Literary Festival in October 2009. A chapbook of poetry “Extracts from Levona” was published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press in 2010. A first pamphlet from Salt Publishing, “Playing Solitaire for Money” was published in 2010 as Number 2 in their Salt Modern Voices series. He records music under the alias Bonbon Experiment. He has contributed to the anthologies “Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot”, “Sculpted” and “Best of Manchester Poets 3″.