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Alexei Sayle

Alexei-SayleStand-up comedian, actor and currently the motoring correspondent of The Daily Telegraph, Sayle has written two short story collections and five novels, including a graphic novel, as well as columns for various publications. He was one of eight contributory authors to the BBC Three competition End Of Story, in which members of the public completed the second half of stories written by established authors. The winning entry to Sayle’s story, Imitating Katherine Walker, was written by freelance writer Arthur Allan. Sayle’s autobiography Stalin Ate My Homework, which focuses on his early life and which he describes as a ‘satirical memoir’, was published in 2010. He read an exclusive extract from the second part of that memoir at the Word Factory salon.


  • 2010 Stalin Ate My Homework
  • 2009 Mister Roberts
  • 2007 The Weeping Women Hotel
  • 2002 The Dog Catcher
  • 1989 Great Bus Journeys Of The World

Recommended Reading

  • Sword of Honour Trilogy – Evelyn Waugh.
  • Anna Karenina – Tolstoy.
  • Mistakes Were Made (But not by me) – Elliot and Aronson.
  • Adventures In The Screen Trade – William Goldman.
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Love – Raymond Carver.

Reading at Word Factory

Visit Alexei online at: alexeisayle.me

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