ANDREW DAVID BARKER – AUTHOR OF ‘THE ELECTRIC’
Andrew David Barker was born in Derby, England in 1975, and has had pretty much every job going. He has worked as a window fitter, a rail track worker, a factory worker, a carpet salesman, a car valeter, a delivery driver, a bricklayer’s labourer, a shop assistant, and a care worker, among others. None of them stuck. In the late 90s he played lead guitar in a rock band. They got signed, made a single, played London, thought they were famous, and, subsequently, imploded. He then tried his hand at filmmaking, accumulating in the little seen opus, A Reckoning – a last man on earth tale which won acclaim from many who saw it. His debut novel, The Electric, is a supernatural, coming of age ode to movies and growing up in the eighties. He is currently at work on his second novel.