In his piece in yesterday’s Independent on Sunday, writer and critic DJ Taylor says: ‘The book I most enjoyed reading last week was the Cumbrian novelist John Murray’s The Legend of Liz and Joe (Flambard Press)’, which he calls ‘a dazzling piece of Lakeland folk myth…’ Read more about Taylor’s reflections on the Booker longlist and publishing ‘apartheid’.


The Legend of Liz and Joe has been reviewed by William Palmer in The Independent. As well as commenting that ‘while it is always a pleasure to read a new John Murray novel, it is not so easy to review one’, he calls the book ‘extremely funny and wickedly clever’. Read the full review.

RadioactivitywebJohn Murray’s classic satirical novel Radio Activity has won the public vote in the Lakeland Book of the Year ‘Best Cumbrian Book Ever’ contest. The judges opted for Margaret Forster’s Shadow Baby, but the people have spoken… Thanks to everyone who voted.

Find out more about Radio Activity or buy a copy.