Alfie Crow was born in Wallsend, Northumberland and now lives in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. He worked for many years in community theatre, writing and directing over thirty plays, as a college and university lecturer and as a poet coach in primary and secondary schools.
He was one of the winners of the Bridport prize in 2006 for his short story, ‘Metal’ and his poems have been published in many periodicals and collections. His first thriller Rant won a Northern Crime Award. It is the first in a series of novels featuring the world's worst spy and disgruntled jobbing actor, Mike Rant. Coincidentally, Alfie also once applied to join the secret service using a computer in South Shields library. He is not at liberty to divulge the success or otherwise of his application.
Alfie has collaborated with poet Kate Fox on two novellas written and set during cultural events: The Glasto Code at the Glastonbury Festival 2013, and Tour de Force at the Tour de France's 'Grand Depart' in Yorkshire, July 2014.
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