Steven is the author of the novel, Suburb, which is about that time in your life when your not a kid anymore but not quite an adult yet either. Set just before his travelling adventure starts, Suburb tells the story of Tom Fray, who returns to Manchester following three years at university and feels like nothing had changed but him. Trapped and desperate to escape, Tom finds himself in a friendship with a married neighbour, Kate, that leads to Tom making unexpected decisions about his life.
Steven’s latest novel, Running and Jumping, is the story of an Olympic rivalry that tries to answer the question: What if you had your greatest ever day and still didn’t win? The novel looks at rivalry, sacrifice and dedication to be the best, along with the impact of elite level sport on those competing and the people closest to them. Steven actually wrote the last words of the final draft this week (as we record), and is now preparing himself for the great agent and publisher search that follows the typing of the final full stop.
When not on Government enforced lockdown, Steven spends his time running, reading, writing and hoping the glory days of Manchester United are not a thing of the past. Along with a friend of his, Steven is also in the process of starting a music website called Eight Albums, that asks people to talk about eight albums that are important to them and why.
(Having written the above, my lockdown life isn’t too much different than my normal life, except I spend less money on coffee and more time pretending to be a fun teacher.)
Listen to Steven Kedie on the Read All About It podcast HERE
STEVEN KEDIE’S PODCAST BOOK CHOICES
1. Favourite book from childhood
Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
2. Favourite book from formative years
The Beach by Alex Garland
3. A book you’d recommend to anyone
Finders Keepers by Mark Bowden
4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again.
God Hates Us All by Hank Moody
5. The last book you read or are currently reading
The Border by Don Winslow