‘He succeeds brilliantly at offering us genuine insights… There’s a palpable thrill to the language, and an unmistakeable pathos.’ The Boston Globe

Welcome to my website

Stephen May

Hello. This is my website where you can find out about my books and other things I do.

My latest novel is We Don’t Die of Love to be published in August 2019 by Sandstone Press. Set in the present day in an unnamed city in the North of England the book tells the story of a café owner and ex-journalist Luke Greenwood whose life goes into freefall when Selena, his wife of 31 years, leaves him for a much younger man. It is – loosely – based on events and situations I have seen happen in the lives of people I know.

Praise for We Don't Die of Love

'A warm-hearted book from the Costa Novel Award shortlisted author.’ 8 Beach Reads 2019, Sunday Mirror (Notebook Magazine)

Thoughtful, funny - and very human, this is a hugely enjoyable and rewarding read.’ The Yorkshire Post

a story told with verve, wit and intelligence.’ Love Sunday Magazine (Sunday People)

Gritty and sentimental, sad and funny, and defies category or genre.’ On: Yorkshire Magazine

One of those novels that grabs you and doesn’t let go until the very end. May presents the difficult, hard-to-swallow moments in life in a profound and entertaining way.’ BookSpace

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