ABOUT

Who the heck is Fat Roland?

I'm a writer and performer. That's the simple version. My writing mostly takes the form of short stories, music journalism, this blog and spoken-word stand-up. My performances have earned me a reputation as a litterbug cartoonist. You can find boasts about all of this in my biography further down this page.

I also book events, mainly for Bad Language and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. I do talks and workshops about creative writing and performance. I run a podcast, and any number of creative projects as suggested by the tabs at the top of this website.

If you want to book me for a reading, performance, compering, talk, workshop, or to use my journalistic mad skillz, then please email me on f@troland.co.uk. Or click this picture:


A short biography which you are welcome to cut and paste:

"Imagine Johnny Vegas devouring Sam Simmons... on a rollercoaster.... driven by a depressed buffalo."

Fat Roland is a short story writer, journalist and performer. He is a music columnist for Electronic Sound magazine. He co-hosts Manchester's live literature night Bad Language (UK Best Regular Spoken Word Night, Saboteur Awards 2015 and 2016), alongside Joe Daly. He is the current champion of Literary Death Match Manchester and was longlisted in the Saboteur Awards for his badger-filled 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show Kraftwerk Badger Spaceship,

Extra biography if you're desperate:

Fat Roland is a member of the rather loose Flashtag short story writing collective. He is also an occasional recorder of music as Hounds of Hulme. Fat Roland is co-editor of Quickies: Short Stories For Adults and was published in 100RPM and Peirene Press' newspaper. He has released two self-published short story collections and numerous online short story projects. He was commended in the Manchester Fiction Prize and once won some Manchester Blog Awards.

Here's some more information:

Fat Roland is available to perform at your event, to write for you, or to run a workshop for you. Or other things. See contact details above.

Fat Roland is a tweeter.

Fat Roland is an ENFP.

Fat Roland is a short story writer, not a poet.

When linking to this site in blurbs, please use www.FatRoland.co.uk.

Some photos:


Edinburgh Fringe posters from 2015 and 2016: