Trevor Hoyle was born in Lancashire, UK, where he still lives. He was an advertising copywriter in Manchester at the time of Mad Men and wrote and presented programmes for Granada TV before publishing his first novel, The Relatively Constant Copywriter. Since the 'seventies he has published over 20 novels, including The Man Who Travelled on Motorways, Vail (a dystopian vision of Britain as a police state) and Blind Needle, a chase thriller set in the Lake District (all John Calder).
The Last Gasp, a novel first published in 1983 dealing with environmental catastrophe, is to appear in a revised and updated version from Quercus in 2016. Pomona Books has also reissued Rule of Night (first published in 1975), about skinheads in a northern town, which was Time Out's Book of the Week. His most recent publication, the "fictional memoir" Down the Figure 7, about growing up in a northern cotton town just after the war, won the Ray Mort fiction prize.
Trevor Hoyle has also written for BBC Radio 4. His first play, GIGO, won the Radio Times Drama Award, and another, Randle's Scandals, about the rude Wigan comedian Frank Randle, won the Sony award for Keith Clifford in the title role. He also wrote and presented a biographical feature for Radio 4, "The Lighthouse Invites the Storm", in memory of the writer Malcolm Lowry.
More recently he has had short fiction published in the anthology Litmus, and in LEMistry, celebrating the work of Polish SF writer Stanislaw Lem, both published by Comma Press.
Links to other websites featuring Trevor Hoyle:
Author website: http://www.trevorhoyle.com
Society of Authors: http://www.societyofauthors.org/profiles/writers/trevor-hoyle
Pomona Books: http://www.pomonauk.com/books/trevorhoyle/index.php
Contact Trevor Hoyle via literary agent: email@example.com