Tom DeardenFeatured writer
A Londoner, born in Hammersmith in 1980, I first got into writing at 19 during a Media & Cultural Degree in Southampton, I had many writing units and playwright Seamus Finnegan saw and motivated my potential. I began a short story called Diagnosis Death, which became the foundations for my first novel The Doctor Bumfleece Experiment, about a band of terminally ill teens who win over the British public. I wrote and completed it in 2006 for MA Novel Writing at Manchester University.
In 2009, I completed a second novel about working class social realism, death, fidelity and marriage called Stagger, written from the viewpoint of several main characters. Both novels were self-published and can be purchased from my website (below).
In the summer of 2010 I co-wrote an animated sitcom called The Bradpole Awakening about a small sleepy town in Devon which is saved from a series of ‘weekly happenings’ by an unlikely pair of local anti-heroes with strange but useless powers – I would describe it as a cross between The Mighty Boosh and The League of Gentlemen.
Recently I have had a short story Ephemeral published on fourthirtythree.com and now hope to write regularly for CALM starting with a poem.
I have also been working on a second sitcom set in a junk shop in Alperton called Junk & Disorderly and have started an urban poetry collective
In 2013, I hope to write a stage-play and take it to Edinburgh Festival.
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