John King
author, The Football Factory, The Liberal Politics Of Adolf Hitler, Slaughterhouse Prayer

John King is the author of nine novels – The Football Factory, Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk, White Trash, The Prison House, Skinheads, The Liberal Politics Of Adolf Hitler and Slaughterhouse Prayer. The Football Factory was turned into a film in 2004.

His most recent book – Slaughterhouse Prayer (released in 2018) – is an animal-rights story that Benjamin Zephaniah has called: ‘A fiction that reveals many truths. Written from a compassionate place, it is sensitive, thoughtful, and there is nothing like it out there. John King has created a piece of literature that explores issues that are of great importance now, and for evermore. Slaughterhouse Prayer should be read by everyone who eats food.”

John has been vegan for over twenty-five years and, before that, vegetarian since the early-1980s. The Big Issue has called him: ‘Perhaps the most passionately liberal writer in Britain.’


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