Welcome to Alan’s new website

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Hi, thank you for taking the time to check out this page. This is a website to showcase the work of Alan Franks, a writer and musician.

Alan has a new book coming out soon, The Adventures of Wendy Howard-Watt. This is a comic novel about a female newspaper journalist who specialises in interviewing celebrities. His last novel, The Notes of Dr Newgate, was a Guardian book of the week and year.


Alan has also been busy interviewing celebrities himself, for the Radio Times.

His latest was with Emily Watson, star of Everest. The week before that, he interviewed Ken Stott of An Inspector Calls and Samantha Morton of Cider with Rosie. Another recent interviewee was Virginia Nicholson, great-niece of Virgina Woolf, about the Bloomsbury Group and the BBC’s Life in Squares. Last year he wrote about how ten musicians confronted their addiction demons to play with the London Symphony Orchestra.

In addition, Alan won the Wilfred Owen Association international poetry competition with his poem The Manor.

To listen to and purchase some of the beautiful music Alan has made, visit Vetta and Franks.

And keep an eye out here because there is a beautiful new album coming out soon.

More details on these,as well as other past and future projects will be posted on this site in due course.