Books by Anthony McGowan

THE ART OF FAILING by Anthony McGowan
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Entertaining reading to dip into now and then."
A British fiction writer humorously chronicles the quotidian frustrations, discomforts, and outright failures he faced over the course of one year. Read full book review >
THE KNIFE THAT KILLED ME by Anthony McGowan
FICTION
Released: April 13, 2010

"Depicting brutality without a hint of glamour, this tale of alienation and reaction cuts deeply into school culture and the teenage mind. (Fiction. YA)"
Paul Varderman, a Year Nine student at his mediocre local school, is caught between the quiet acceptance of the outcast students and the harsh domination of the school bully, Roth. Read full book review >
JACK TUMOR by Anthony McGowan
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 7, 2009

"Lots of laughs but little else. (Fiction. YA)"
Sarcastic, goofy D-lister Hector Brundy needs a makeover. Read full book review >
MORTAL COIL by Anthony McGowan
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 15, 2007

"A shady and literate thriller that oozes down-and-out ambience—and featuring, in the tradition of the best noir, a damaged and ambivalent knight errant."
McGowan's second noir (after Stag Hunt, 2004), set largely in London's seedier precincts and featuring colorful hoods, record-industry sharks, Nietzsche-quoting enforcers and cross-dressing power bassists, is fast-paced, brutal and surprisingly meditative. Read full book review >