History of committed, professional writing
Andrew Kirby’s first novel was completed at the tender age of five; a twenty page epic, it was read and reviewed by a South Wales Librarian who provided the quote for the back cover of the novel which read: “A promising first novel for the new tyro of the writing game.” ‘The Temple of Jerosca’, an irreverent look at a day in the life of a sandcastle, combined the genres of adventure fiction and postmodern literature, and although it was never submitted for publication, proved a first taste of the writing drug for the young writer- a drug to which Mr. Kirby remains highly addicted. Following the success of The Temple of Jerosca, Mr. Kirby continued to write creatively, and received publication recognition with a short story on wildlife conservation which won him a year’s free swimming pass at the age of ten.
A Deal With The Devil
Andy's features and non-fiction articles have been published through a variety of media- websites, brochures and newspapers. These articles include reviews for local Leeds publication Itchy Guide.Click on the following links for two quick tasters: