Stephen Kelman : Man On Fire

Ali Millar interviews Stephen Kelman on Day-One of the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival. Kelman’s new novel ‘Man On Fire’ is based on the story of a real-life masochist who specialises in feats of extreme endurance.

Born in Luton in 1976, Kelman has worked in a warehouse, as a care-worker and in marketing and local government. His debut novel, ‘Pigeon English’ addresses young gang violence in London ‘with energy, humour and compassion’ (Guardian), and was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Guardian First Book Award.

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