Alexei Sayle

Liverpool-born author Alexei Sayle is a comedian (with numerous TV appearances to his credit, including The Young Ones and Comic Strip in the 80s and Alexei Sayle’s Stuff in the 90s), novelist and a short story writer. His debut short story collection Barcelona Plates was published to widespread acclaim in 2000, and was followed by The Dog Catcher (2001), and novels Overtaken (2003) and Weeping Women’s Hotel (2006), all published by Sceptre. In 2007 he revisited the Liverpool haunts of his youth to film the 3-part BBC documentary Alexei Sayle’s Liverpool (BBC 2008). His novel Mister Roberts was published by Sceptre in 2008.

Anthologies featuring Alexei Sayle

ReBerth: Stories from Cities on the Edge

Featuring short stories by twelve acclaimed writers from the Cities on the Edge, ReBerth explores these landscapes of change - the social tensions, the scars of war and economic decline, the attempts at regeneration, and the startling and sometimes unsavoury secrets of how these cities’ inhabitants thrive and survive.

Protest!

This book asks 20 authors and 20 historians to bring crucial moments of British protest to life.