Alan Sillitoe was born in 1928. He became a bestselling writer through the publication in 1958 of his famous novel 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning', which was made into a film starring Albert Finney. This was followed a year later by the publication of his classic short story 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner', which won the Hawthornden Prize for Literature and was also made into a major film. Alan Sillitoe has published many novels and short stories and several volumes of poetry. Also published by Robson Books are: 'New and Collected Stories' (1 86105 635 4) and 'A Flight of Arrows' (1 86105 634 6). Alan lives in London, W11.