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.
Fiction And Radio Drama