Adrian Slatcher Online

Adrian Slatcher writes poetry, fiction and criticism, and lives in Manchester.


Adrian Slatcher was born in Walsall in 1967 and has lived in Manchester since 1991, where he is currently a policy officer at the council. 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 had a long running blog Art of Fiction about literary matters until 2019, 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 pamphlet from Salt Publishing, “Playing Solitaire for Money” was published in 2010 as Number 2 in their Salt Modern Voices series. His short stories have been chosen for inclusion in Best British Short Stories 2018 and 2020. He records music under the alias Bonbon Experiment. He has contributed to the poetry  anthologies “Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot”, “Sculpted” and “Best of Manchester Poets 3” and the fiction anthologies “Unthology 4” and “Fugue” as well as appearing regularly in magazines both online and offline.  He is currently writing a new novel.

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