is the author of the authorised biography of Derek Jarman (Little, Brown 1999) and three novels: A Summer Tide (Abacus, 1993), Son to the Father (Little, Brown, 1995) and North Facing (Myriad Editions, 2017). As a short story writer and occasional essayist, his work has been widely anthologised, most recently in Best British Short Stories 2016, and he has also edited a collection of short stories on the theme of Seduction (Serpent’s Tail, 1994).
Tony was born in South Africa, but after graduating from Rhodes University, moved to London, where he worked as production manager at the Open Space Theatre. A spell on Ibiza, teaching English, History and Drama, was followed by a return to the UK and jobs in modelling, acting and film distribution. For the last thirty years he has been a literary agent. He is familiar with many aspects of writing, and the publishing scene in general, and has a modicum of teaching experience.
Interviews and Features
Audio book of North Facing by Tony Peake now available
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that you can now sit back and listen to North Facing by Tony Peake, narrated by Jon Cartwright. The audio book has been released on Apple Books, Rakuten Overdrive, Libro.fm and Hoopla Digital. Click on each to find the book. Happy listening!
Reading Matters with Sue Grant Marshall
Sue Grant Marshall reviews North Facing by Tony Peake on Radio Today. ‘This is the power of Tony Peake’s writing… it’s just heartbreaking… it’s so shocking… when the book ends you’re absolutely hanging on every word on the last pages. You don’t want it to end.’ Listen to the full show HERE (35.40 mins in).
North Facing on The Reading List
North Facing by Tony Peake was featured on The Reading List, a celebrated and much-revered book blog based in South Africa. The feature also includes an extract of North Facing. Read in full HERE.
SABC Morning Live featuring Tony Peake
Tony Peake is currently on a book tour around South Africa, with North Facing receiving a fabulous amount of attention. Watch as Tony is interviewed live on SABC Morning Live discussing his reasons for writing the novel.
Tony Peake in Franschhoek
Author Tony Peake is at Franschhoek Literary Festival discussing North Facing. Pictured here with Samantha Smirin, author of Life Interrupted: A Bipolar Memoir.