For this week’s #Throwback Thursday we catch up with former English teacher Andrew Michael Hurley who left to pursue a career as a writer. Andrew now has three published books including his debut novel ‘The Loney’ which won the Costa Book ‘First Novel’ Award in 2015.
Andrew came to college yesterday to run a workshop with our own budding writers. As a gothic horror writer, he demonstrated how to use language to raise horror out of natural landscape and how to turn the real strange. This is a strong theme in his three novels ‘The Loney’ ‘Devil’s Day’ and ‘Starve Acre’ which are all set around the North West area including Morcambe Bay, the Forest of Bowland and the Yorkshire Dales.
Students were enthralled with Andrew’s writing and were left feeling inspired to have a go at their own gothic stories. Thank you Andrew!