TONY PARSONS left school at 16 and was working on the night shift of Gordon's Gin Distillery in Islington, London, when he was offered his first job in journalism on New Musical Express. He spent the next few years travelling with and writing about such legendary musicians as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Blondie and Bruce Springsteen. After quitting the music press aged 25, he went on to become and award-winning journalist and a bestselling novelist.
His books have been translated into more than 40 languages, most recently Vietnamese. His autobiographical novel MAN AND BOY won the UK's Book of the Year Prize. His subsequent novels included ONE FOR MY BABY, MAN AND WIFE, THE FAMILY WAY (optioned by Julie Roberts), STORIES WE COULD TELL 9about his time on the music press), STARTING OVER and CATCHING THE SUN.
In 2014 Tony publishes his first crime novel - THE MURDER MAN, the first in a trilogy of books about Detective Max Wolfe - single parent and dog lover, boxer and insomniac, defender of the weak and every murderer's worst nightmare.
Tony lives in London with his wife, his daughter and their dog.
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