Pete Kalu is well known on the North West writing scene and beyond, as a novelist, storyteller, poet, and playwright. He started writing as a member of the Moss Side Write black writers workshop. Recent writing prizes include: Pants, (Winner, BBC/Contact Theatre Dangerous Comedy Award 2003), Hills Trees Green Stuff, (winner, Bradford and Cumbria Playscript competitions 2003), No Trace, (Winner, Black Film Festival Award 2000). He has had five novels published to date, one poetry collection and has visited approx 100 schools in the last five years as a storyteller, as ell as umpteen libraries and youth centres.
Novelist, Storyteller, Poet
Publications & Performance History
#Novels: Yard Dogs (thriller) The X Press 2002 Diary of a househusband (comedy) The X Press 1998 Black Star Rising (scifi) publication date: The X Press June 1998 Professor X ( thriller) published by The X Press , October 1995. Lick Shot ( thriller) published by The X Press , December 1993. #Theatre plays: Hills, Trees, Green Stuff, Cumbria 2004 Pant, Contact Theatre, Manchester 2003 Downfall, performed at Manchester University Theatre, Manchester 1995. Taxi, performed at Manchester Town Hall 1994. #Radio plays: Xango’s Challenge broadcast by BBC Radio 3, August 12th 1995 Afrogoth, launched BBC Radio 4’s Young Playwrights Festival 1991
Poetry: Mongrel Moon collected works, published by Mongrel Press, November 1996 Poetry also anthologised in KISS Crocus 1994 Burning Words, Flaming Images SAKS Media 1996 and broadcast, postered, exhibited, throughout the UK #Some Qualifications / Prizes / Awards: Poem For Manchester Shortlist
2004 Winner Cumbria Play Programme 2004 Winner, Dangerous Comedy Award 2003 Winner, Bradford International Short Play 2002 Liverpool Black Film Festival Award 2002 New Horizons Award 1995 BBC Young Playwrights Festival 1991