John King is the author of nine novels – among them The Football Factory and Human Punk. King is also the co-owner of London Books, where he edits the London Classics imprint. In this discussion, Brian Denny will talk to John about his future-set novel The Liberal Politics of Adolf Hitler, and the influence of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 on this and his writing generally.
They will also explore John’s most recent novel Slaughterhouse Prayer and May Day by John Sommerfield, the latter republished by London Books in 2010. Set in 2018 and 1930s London respectively, offering linked visions of brave new worlds past, present and future.