André Mangeot has published two books of short stories, A Little Javanese (Salt, 2008) and True North (Salt, 2010) along with three poetry collections – Natural Causes (Shoestring, 2003), Mixer (Egg Box, 2005) and Blood Rain (Seren, 2020).  He won the Robert Graves Prize in 2019 and was formerly part of a successful poetry performance group, The Joy of Six, for over ten years.  His work has appeared in The Spectator, New Statesman, TLS and many other publications and he has read at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Dartington Literature Festival, StAnza International Poetry Festival, and at London’s Poetry and Troubadour Cafés.  A recently completed novel is now seeking a publisher.

Praise for André’s work

With a meticulous sense of place, André Mangeot presents a series of characters caught between worlds, on the cusp of change, between life and death. His stories are gripping and atmospheric, full of impending doom and unexpected redemptions. (Sarah Bower)

There is an element of Raymond Carver about these poems, in their humanity, their poignancy, their story-telling tightness. (George Szirtes)

André Mangeot is a huge talent. The characters in his elegantly-written, deeply unsettling stories are so real they could burst from the pages, and his ear for language and understanding of the quirks, nuances and unpredictability of human behaviour second to none.   I can’t wait to read his next book.  (Lauren St John)