Alan Beard

Alan Beard

Alan Beard’s stories have been broadcast on Radio 4 and appeared in numerous magazines including London Magazine, Panurge, Critical Quarterly and Malahat Review. His debut collection Taking Doreen out of the Sky was published by Picador in 1999 and the follow-up will be published by Tindal Street Press in 2011. His work has been in several magazines and anthologies including Best Short Stories 1991 (Heinemann), Telling Stories Volume 3 (Sceptre), pulp.net, Vestal Review, Falling Star Magazine and Tell Tales 3. He won the Tom-Gallon Award in 1989. Married with two children, he has lived and worked in Birmingham since 1982.