Latest news!
Tony's new novel 'Childhood, Boyhood Youth' will be published by the Book Guild on 28th September.

YOU ARE INVITED to the book launch at Jarrolds' book store in Norwich at:
1100 SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER.



WINNER!
Tony's short story 'Another Life' is the winner of the Audio Arcadia short story prize 2023. It will be available later in the year in their short story anthology.

Achievement Lifespan Vol. 8.

Published mid-July  contains Tony's latest short story 'Virgina Water'. A quick look at how to succeed in business. paperback:

https://bit.ly/AchievPB 


ePub eBook:

https://bit.ly/AchieveP 


 Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CBVN7CMN/ 
 

Find selected tastes of Achievement here:

 

https://pureslush.com/store/anthologies-themed/achievement-lifespan-vol-8/a-taste-of-achievement/
 

Find Achievement on the Pure Slush website here:

 

https://pureslush.com/store/anthologies-themed/achievement-lifespan-vol-8/

 

HOME LIFESPAN ANTHOLOGY Vol 7

Also from the same publisher, slightly longer pieces, including Tony's take on the Greek myths.

Home Lifespan Vol. 7

416 pages – published May 2023

paperback ISBN: 978-1-922427-32-8

ePub ISBN: 978-1-922427-33-5

Kindle ISBN: 978-1-922427-82-3

to purchase Home, click here for  paperback  /  ePub  (ePubs can be read on Apple devices, and all eReaders except Kindle)  /  Kindle

 


 

'Scribble' Magazine  edition 98

Tony's short story 'Continuity and Change' builds on his experience of living in an authoritarian regime to explain what is happening in the upper echelons of Russia today. In a way, it's not too dissimilar to recent events in British politics!

The magazine is availablefrom 
 

'Childhood, Boyhood, Youth' 

Tony's new novel will be published on 28th September by the Book Guild. In the 1860s Leo Tolstoy wrote three short pieces about drawing up in aristocratic Russia. Why not move this to the 1960s, into a working class district in eastern England? Life for the the protagonists is hard work, but there is still joy and hope, with a hint of a happy ending.

Working with the wonderful artist Zheni Warner to design a book cover which expresses all the emotions contained in the book. It isn't easy!

Suggestions for a venue in Norwich to host the book launch would be gratefully received!


 

Tony Warner

Tony Warner lives and works in Norwich, where he is in the process of restoring a 13th. century church tower for use as his scriptorium. 

 

He has been a freelance writer and journalist for over thirty years.  For fifteen of them he was the art critic of the “Eastern Daily Press’ and the arts correspondent for “Suffolk Journal”. He has written and published articles, short stories, poetry, catalogue introductions for museums and galleries (including the Tate Gallery) and even a text book. For a while he was assistant editor for 'Weyfarers' poetry magazine. 

 

As well as writing on art and artists he has curated art exhibitions, acted as the secretary for artists' co-operatives and framed innumerable paintings.

 

He has a degree in Art History from the University of East Anglia and a degree in Philosophy from Warwick University.

 

Tony has self-published a novel based on the life of Vincent van Gogh and a collection of short stories chronicling the life of a Norfolk village. Currently he is working on a ‘Gina’s Questions’, whose main character is a cross between Harold Shipman and Rose West.

 

Most recently he completed a year finishing his novel “Boyhood, Childhood, Youth”, set in a council housing estate in an east coast fishing town, as part of the National Centre for Writing’s ‘Escalator’ scheme. His most recent publication is the short story 'On Love and Death’  in the 'Eclectic Mix anthology from Audio Arcadia.com.

 

Tony's work in print

'Vincent and Pablo' and 'Boxwood' are still available in print either from this website or via Amazon.

Boxwood

The real village of Boxwood no longer exists and most of its records have been lost. The village church is still there, minus its roof. What stories might there have been about its life. How was its established? What happened to it in the Black Death, the Civil Wars, the agricultural revolution. Since we don't KNOW, I had to imagine......

Cover illustration by James Colman, interior drawings of the ceiling bosses of Norwich Cathedral by Zheni Warner. (www.zheni.co.uk)

Vincent and Pablo

Vincent van Gogh worked for an art gallery in London in 1873-1874, was unsuccessful in love and went home. What if his love life had been better. In 1899 Pablo Picasso left Barcelon for Paris and (he said) London. In reality, he didn't make it to London. What if he had, and met there the art dealer Vincent van Gough?

Fully illustrated, with period photographs and sketches by Zheni Warner ( www.zheni.co.uk )

Master Spy, Grandmasteer

How are spies made and recruited? Set in an un-named Eastern European country, the novel follows the career of the master spy D in Poland, South Africa, Russia and the UK. Being a chess grandmaster helps with work and travel, but does little for his love life. Available as an e-book on Amazon.

Recent Publications for you to read:

As a prolific writer of short stories and flash fiction, Tony's work continues to be published in magazines and anthologies throughout the English-speaking world, from the UK to the USA and Australia. You'll find the most recent ones on this page.The short story collection gets bigger almost by the month!

Marriage

Just released! "Marriage" anthology by Pure Slush books. Over a hundred pieces of flash fiction, including Tony's 'Last Love'

Available in a range of formats as below:

Paperback

https://bit.ly/MarrPbk
 

• ePub eBook: 
https://bit.ly/MarrePub 


 

• Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/3QPmGRk 

Connections

Set in communist era Bulgaria, 'Vruski' is a playful story, which suggests that there is more which connects us than divides us. It also warns against taking too much for granted, whether it be a matter of th Cyrillic alphabet or social mores.

Find it on Amazon here:

 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beagle-North-Anthology-Connections/dp/B0B5Q1C739/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

Heading Southwards

An Audio Arcadia Anthology, which carries two or Tony's stories: "Wittgenstein's Legacy", a vaguely science-fiction piece based on the ideas of the Cambridge philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, and a longer piece "Pestilence" set at the time of the Black Death in the fourteenth century. In midst of horror there is much good to be done. And still plenty of people who regard doing good as being somehow reprehensible.

 

You can order this on Amazon here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heading-Southwards-Other-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B0B5PMM674/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2XGN9JTZWDLJ1&keywords=heading+southwards&qid=1657280314&s=digital-text&sprefix=heading+southward%2Cdigital-text%2C132&sr=1-1

Recent Publications for you to read:

The short story collection gets bigger almost by the month!

Just released!  Contains two Tony Warner stories. 'On love and death' looks at those 'what if ' moments in one's life, the times when the road forked. The other is a considerable piece in letter form situated in the 18th. century. A husband returns from India to his loving wife and proceeds to build her a new home. All does not go to plan.

Available on Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BHG81FR5/ref=sr_1_8?crid=309DWN19Y1DFD&keywords=an+eclectic+mix&qid=1665051367&s=books&sprefix=an+eclectic+mix%2Cstripbooks%2C101&sr=1-8

Just released!  Contains two Tony Warner stories. 'On love and death' looks at those 'what if ' moments in one's life, the times when the road forked. The other is a considerable piece in letter form situated in the 18th. century. A husband returns from India to his loving wife and proceeds to build her a new home. All does not go to plan.

Available on Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0BHG81FR5/ref=sr_1_8?crid=309DWN19Y1DFD&keywords=an+eclectic+mix&qid=1665051367&s=books&sprefix=an+eclectic+mix%2Cstripbooks%2C101&sr=1-8

'Snatches of an Aria'

 

One of Tony's Bulgaria based stories here. What happens when you listen to the wrong sort of music in an authoritarian régime.

• paperback:

https://bit.ly/Snatchespbk 


 • ePub eBook: 
https://bit.ly/AriaePub 

 

• Kindle eBook:

https://bit.ly/AriaKin 

Gallery

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla euismod condimentum felis vitae efficitur. Sed vel dictum quam, at blandit leo.

Logo

© Copyright. All rights reserved.