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Joe Stretch was born in 1982 and brought up in Lancashire. He moved to Manchester at the age of 18 to study politics at Manchester University. His band, Performance, in which he is lead singer and lyricist, released their debut album in 2007.

Books by Joe Stretch

The Adult

Winner of the Somerset Maugham Prize and shortlisted for the Portico Prize - The Adult is a novel of life in the shadow of the limelight, and other twenty-first-century tribulations.

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Viciously funny, brave, challenging and hugely topical, this novel from Joe Stretch takes us on an unforgettable journey to a frighteningly familiar world. Are you ready?

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A remarkable debut novel about the pornography of everyday life - as hilarious as it is twisted.

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