Steve McAuliffe's Books

Steve McAuliffe

Steve McAuliffe is novelist, playwright and poet, as well as being a lyricist and vocalist for the Mighty Ur.

To date he has had 2 books published: 'The Letters of Harry Tartt', and the book that you are now holding in your hand.

Steve has had three plays performed; the latest was entitled 'Heaven and Hell', and concerned 3 angels forced to sit out the apocalypse in a South London pub.

His 2017 collection of poetry, 'Thamesmead' has been described as "thought-provoking, humorous and uplifting".

Steve also possesses a Master's Degree in Screenwriting and has recently set up a writing-workshop in South Somerset. He is currently working on a book entitled 'Blake's Wake', which he rather pretentiously describes as "not exactly a sequel to Farraway, but more accurately an equal to Farraway". In fairness to him though, he was very drunk when he said it.

The Books of Steve McAuliffe

Farraway Fantasy by Steve McAuliffe
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1910718995
ASIN (Kindle) : TBA

Nicholas Farraway is dead. It had taken him a while to come to terms with this basic and yet jarring fact, but finally, in time he had learnt to accept it.

As far as Farraway is concerned, his first year and a bit of death has been a distinct disappointment; as is Heaven itself. He has so many questions: such as why are angels so arrogant; Why are there no children; and why does he work in surveillance if G-d is supposedly all-seeing?

Then one day, he sees something so shocking it shatters all his previous perceptions and leads him on an inevitable path towards...

The cover for Farraway is from an illustration by Jason Pearce, whose website is at

Farraway is available in print format at :-
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Thamesmead Poetry by Steve McAuliffe
ISBN (Paperback): 978-1-910718-11-7
ASIN (Kindle) : B01LWZUB2C

A recurring theme to be found within his poems is a distinct distrust of the monolithic State and all it's attendant media mouthpieces. Yet also there is an unshakeable belief in the enormous power and potential of the individual. Thus a grim South London concrete hell peopled with violent skinhead thugs can transform itself into a kind of stargate - offering transcendent escape.

Just as Blake witnessed angels in the trees of Peckham Rye, so does the poet burst through the concrete hell of a brutalist housing estate and encounter Beatrice and Dante in an unexpected visit to the underworld.

The hypocrisy of the media, the banality of life, the treachery and deceit of politicians, all is cut through with the belief in the possibility of transcending, of flying, of awakening. And humour.

Thamesmead is available in print format at :-
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Thamesmead is available in Kindle format at :-
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