Lee was born in Kingston-Upon-Hull, the global capital of culture. There, fantastical stories and daft thoughts helped him hide from real life to survive the 80s and 90s, until Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom inspired him to study Religion at Lancaster University. This blew his mind. He negotiated his return to Hull with some short stories that were published by Route – before returning to his fantasy master-plan to write The Bastard Wonderland, a genre-wrestling fantasy which he describes as a ‘kitchen sink epic’. He currently lives in Hull with his family, where he works in libraries, and as a writer-in-residence for St Mary’s College as part of the First Story charity. He is also trying to write more books, and has no spare time.
We’ll be chatting about Lee’s writing and his acclaimed novel (and maybe a little bit about Hull too!). And, of course, he’ll be sharing his selections on this week’s Apocalypse Books.
Catch us on Saturday at 2pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or listen online (if you’re further afield).
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