Joe Stretch

Joe Stretch studied politics at Manchester University, where he was subsequently a Writing Fellow. He is the author of three novels – Friction (2007), Widlife (2009) and The Adult (2010). He was lead singer and lyricist of Manchester band Performance and is co-writer of Wizard’s Way, which won the LOCO 2013 Discovery Award and Best Comedy Feature at the 2012 London Independent Film Festival. He taught creative writing and lyric writing at Keele University, until recently moving to Manchester Metropolitan University.