The Girl Who Ate New York - HP Tinker
East London Press is proud to announce their second publication - the long-awaited and hotly anticipated publication of - The Girl Who Ate New York - 15 comically surreal love stories from influential and highly original short fiction writer HP Tinker. If you’ve never heard of HP Tinker then don’t go admitting that in public as it will mean instant social exclusion. Here’s why-
Discovered and supported by Martin Bax at Ambit, novelist/editor Nicholas Royle and 3:AM Magazine's Andrew Gallix, his avant-garde comic fiction has been compared to Donald Barthelme and Paul Auster, though because he prefers to eschew readings and public appearances he has also been called "the Thomas Pynchon of Chorlton-cum-Hardy".
Since having his first short story published in Ambit in 1996, he has gone on to become one of their most prolific contributors, and in 2010 he appeared in the 200th edition alongside Sir Peter Blake and Jonathan Lethem.
It is not widely known that his uncle was the late theatre critic Jack Tinker, who famously blasted Sarah Kane’s Blasted. (Her later play Cleansed features a villainous character called Tinker.)
More recently, his classic story “Alice In Time & Space and Various Major Cities” was included in a Best British Short Stories anthology and he has just finished his first novel, a very short trilogy called Conspiracy of Eunuchs.
"Unsung comic genius" (Time Out)
“Hilarious deadpan surrealism” (The Times)
“A grand symphony of intertextuality, tomfoolery and theoretical intent” (Lee Rourke, Author of Vulgar Things)
“Fizzes with the kind of zany, surreal conjunctions that recall Barthelme and Pynchon in their prime.” (The Guardian)