Trevor Hoyle was an advertising copywriter and presented an arts programme for Granada TV before becoming a full-time writer, mainly of novels, short stories and radio drama. Since the mid-seventies he has published fiction ranging from mainstream novels to SF and speculative fiction, including The Last Gasp, which was a Doubleday Book Club Selection in the US and is now under option in Hollywood.
More recently he has written for radio, winning the Radio Times Drama Award with his first play GIGO. The actor in the title role of his play Randle�s Scandals won the Sony Award in 1993. Other prizes include the winning British entry in the "Transatlantic Review" short story competition and the Ray Mort Northern Novel Award. A new play, "Haunted Hospital", will be broadcast on Radio 4 in 2005.
In 2003 his novel Rule of Night, originally published in 1975, was reissued by Pomona to critical acclaim, named as Time Out�s Book of the Week and receiving a five-star rating in The Big Issue and reviews in the Guardian and City Life. Currently he is working on a novel The Kingdom of Darkness and compiling a collection of short stories titled Hard Shoulders/Soft Verges.
Publications & Performance History
Rule of Night (2004)
Blind Needle (1994)
The Last Gasp (1983 and 1990)
The Man Who Travelled on Motorways (1979)
Seeking the Mythical Future (1977)
The Gods Look Down (1977)
Through the Eye of Time (1977)
Rule of Night (1975)
Workshop & Reading Experience
Lectures and workshops for colleges and schools (eg Crewe and Alsager); writer in residence for South East Arts Association; tutor at Arvon Foundation; readings at literary festivals (Manchester, Cambridge, Norwich etc.)
John Calder Publications
Group size preference
Up to 25
Group age preference
Adults or teenagers
English (just about)
Area prepared to travel
Anywhere with adequate notice and expenses