BOOK OF THE MONTH

A Forger's Tale

Shaun Greenhalgh

In 2007, Bolton Crown Court sentenced Shaun Greenhalgh to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working out of a shed in his parents’ garden, Greenhalgh had successfully fooled some of the world’s greatest museums. During the court case, the breadth of his forgeries shocked the art world and tantalised the media. What no one realised was how much more of the story there was to tell.Written in prison, A Forger’s Tale details Shaun’s notorious career and the extraordinary circumstances that led to it. From Leonardo drawings to L.S. Lowry paintings, …

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Dyer and McInnes triumph at the Society of Authors’ annual awards

21 June 2017

Atlantic authors David Dyer and Martin McInnes both received prestigious prizes at last night’s Society of Authors’ awards ceremony. David Dyer was awarded the £4,000 McKitterick Prize (given to an author over the age of 40 for a debut novel) for The Midnight Watch. The novel was hailed by the judges as “an extraordinarily compelling exploration of guilt and responsibility”. Meanwhile Martin McInnes received the £5,000 Somerset Maugham Award (designed to help young writers under 35 to enrich their work through foreign travel) for Infinite Ground, in which the author is said to “draw us into an …

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